I am a visionary. I have all kinds of big dreams and goals. I’m also a massive daydreamer.
I’ll catch myself with random thoughts that lead into other random thoughts until I don’t even remember the original thought.
Probably why I love ultra running so much-my mind can wander endlessly without thinking about the miles.
I find it really hard to concentrate on just one thing.
My son has inherited this trait. He will have the entire Christmas break to complete one assignment, but he won’t even touch it until the morning of school. He might even finish it in the car on the way there.
Even if I simplify my day, breaking it down by the hour or minute, and concentrate on completing one task, I struggle. My own thoughts and ideas distract me.
I’ve been planning on writing this blog since May, and now it’s June.
The only reason things get done is that the reality of a deadline helps me focus.
Procrastination is not a good trait and is not an effective way to run a business. It’s the reason we haven’t reached our full potential.
You can see the owner’s personality reflected in the company’s operations.
If the owner is a cowboy, they will run the company like one-flying by the seat of their pants. If they are flaky, the company will be unreliable, never showing up when you need them to. If they are dishonest, the company will cut corners.
I see myself in how TRU.X operates. I want to be the best, to outperform everyone. I want to attract all the business and provide exceptional customer service.
But I’m a punk. I don’t like following rules. I often overlook crucial details. I struggle with planning because I’m constantly daydreaming. This is why we haven’t reached the next level.
We are not excelling. We are merely doing what needs to be done to maintain our current position. We are neither falling behind nor getting ahead.
How can I embrace my good traits and overcome my bad ones? I don’t know. Maybe this is how it’s going to be. I’ll continue to daydream about it, and if I come up with something, I’ll let you know.