Be Better Than Yourself
This week a lot has come at me all at once. The looming question I always seem to have on my mind is, "What's the most important thing should I do next?"
Would you agree that this is not the most the most important decision of your day, but your career even?
I've learned that "What next?" used to be a question your boss or your clients would answer for you.
Today we have a multitude of opportunities, we also have so many constraints. Successfully deciding what to do next will be your moment of highest leverage. Would you agree that it deserves more time and attention than most people give it?
I really liked this thought by Seth Godin: If you're not willing to face the abyss of choice, you will almost certainly not spend enough time dancing with opportunity.
What am I going to do next? Well I'm going to do a lot of things, I'm starting my day organizing 2000 fourth graders so they can learn that their food comes from a farm, not a supermarket. I'm going to lead, serve and have fun doing it.
When making a decision about what to do next. Think about this:
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
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Paul Hill, Ph.D.
I design, plan, and evaluate economic development programs for Utah State University.
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