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Patiently Driven

Now is the best time to make needed changes and improvements. The drive to improve can be powerful, yet it can also lead us down the wrong path for change. It is correct to say that now is the time to start making changes and improvements. The part that we fail to recognize is that our best results will occur if we can give the process adequate time. If we are to address the root of the problem, change a culture, rework a process or reinvent the solution, it will take time to turn the ship completely. Large-scale change comes from constant small steps and consistency over time.

Methodical and systematic change leads to sustainable change, while sharp changes in direction often lead to unforeseen consequences. Changes made too fast or without adequate vision can result in consequences that create more changes, which can then lead to instability.

Start small, build momentum, and enjoy the sustainable change. If you want result now, plow your way through and demand it immediately. You may also want to cross your fingers and hope for the best. But if you want lasting results, you may need to take it slowly and methodically.

Be patient. You can get to ‘good’ quickly, or you can get to ‘great’ if you give it time.

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Deschutes River ripple effect 

Escape Into Reality

S Sister over Lava Lake

The modern world is full of tasks, distraction and noise, which clutters the mind. This clutter leaves no time or mental space for clarity, deep thought or peaceful thought. The common approach to this is to find an escape FROM reality. Escapes like television, intoxicants, internet and dreaming can remove the noise and chaos of the world around us, but it does not cure the issue. Some of these escapes only give temporary relief, as we enter into a false world of fantasy.

Instead of using false worlds or escapes to relieve the stress and noise of daily life, escape INTO reality by going outdoors and into nature. The same stress relieving properties will happen, yet now, you’re entering the natural world that we operate and live in. The benefits of this include a mental and physical rejuvenation, a greater understanding and appreciation of the world around us and an inspiration to thrive. Even Business Insider highlighted the benefits of outdoor exploration, and the benefit to business and leadership.

When the stresses of daily life are such that you need an escape, make it a priority to escape INTO reality, and into nature. You will find peacefulness and clarity while enjoying the outdoors, which will also have added benefits for your life and work. We all need an escape, make it a healthy one. Escape INTO reality, escape into the outdoors.