Yet it still gets to its destination exactly at the time it planned.
It is off course because it is buffeted by unexpected things like upstreams, downstreams, storms etc.
But the plane’s computer and pilot are constantly making little corrections as soon as the plane goes a little bit off track.
And that is why it still gets to its destination on time.
The computers and pilot never let the plane get really off course before taking action.
This is a great lesson for how you can stay on track to achieve your most important goals. By checking and correcting constantly you can avoid things taking you way off course.
Setbacks and obstacles happen. But like the plane, if you are constantly making little adjustments and corrections there is no reason you still can’t stay on track to achieve your goals.
The trick is to be reviewing your progress regularly. Set up a regular schedule for reviewing all your most important goals.
During your regualr review, ask yourself these questions:
- What went well and why?
- What didn’t go well and why?
- What changes do I need to make?
- What potential setbacks and obstacles do I see? What action will I take to avoid or minimise them?
- What support do I need?
- What do I need to learn?
- What do I need to start doing more of?
- What do I need to start doing less of?
Once you have done your regular review, identify the actions you need to take to make adjustments and corrections to keep you on track to achieve your most important goals.
Keep in mind that being off course isn’t the problem. Doing nothing about it is the problem.