A few months back, I found this store. I know, weak opening, but stay with me
It took me 3 months to realize that I was an idiot and was taking the “scenic route” to get there.
I had been taking a really stupid route to get there, that basically made no sense when I slowed down enough to think about .
Please allow me to say that again . . .
When I slowed down enough to think about it but . . .
When I slowed down to think about it, I also had to have one of my famous “leave your ego in the car” moments and ask myself . . .
“Castain, what the heck were you thinking dude?”
Then I realized that I simply made a habit of getting there via the same route, I took . . .
The First Time!
The first time it made sense. I was coming from another store and that was the most sensible route. At least that’s what the chick on my GPS told me and she’s never wrong.
Learning is a funny thing in that many times, we default to the first time which is probably why we have so many grownups saying “Bye Bye” but I digress!
There are many potential problems with defaulting to the first time
1) We may have learned it wrong
2) It might now be completely and totally antiquated but . . .
We might never know because all of these things become masked by something we call “Habits”!
Today, you are cordially invited to simply ask yourself . . .
“Is there a better way or am I still defaulting to my first time?”
Your Turn . . .
Have you ever looked at what you’re doing and how you’re doing it and caught yourself knee deep in either doing it all wrong or embracing a practice that no longer was effective? Come on, fess up!
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