A Dynamic Balance

A watched pot never boils. But how do you know when your water is ready if you’re not watching?

Success often involves taking your eyes off the prize to focus instead on the task of attaining it. So how do you know when it’s within reach if you’re not looking at it?

In both examples, the answer is that you need two separate skill sets and that you must effectively balance and coordinate them.

I wish this could be addressed in my professional development plan, but I don’t know where to start. Thoughts?

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  1. In the case of a tea kettle, some are designed so they whistle when the water is boiling. So, while you’re doing (“watching”) other things, you can keep an ear out for it – you’re using a different sense to perceive when you can make your tea. Do you think there could be a way to switch out your proverbial pot for a whistling kettle? Don’t know if that’s particularly helpful, or if I just have tea on the brain, but I wanted to try. Good luck! 🙂

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