So Close

January 29, 2010

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I'm Deb- CEO, worldwide executive coach, mentor, consultant and speaker. I'm here to help you take your leadership and impact to the next level!

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I just came back from two days of meetings in Dallas that were just great.  More about that another day.

I arrived at DFW airport yesterday, eager for my flight home, only to be delayed at the gate one hour and on the tarmac another hour.  Not too bad considering heavy winds at NYC’s Laguardia Airport were holding up traffic.  I made good use of my time laying out my plans for the next few days and finished Gary Vaynerchuk’s book ‘Crush It’. (not an affiliate link, and an awesome book!)

Then just as we were close to arrival in New York, we were placed in a holding pattern and our pilot got to practice figure 8’s over Manhattan.  As we circled Manhattan and we passed the Empire State building several times (with me humming Alicia Key’s Empires State of Mind not an affiliate link), I saw so many fellow travelers frustrated.

We were so close.

We had come so far.

And yet we were not where we had planned to be.

It is frustrating to be far away from a destination or goal.

And it is at times just as frustrating to be so close to it you can almost see it, feel it, make it yours.

It has been my experience that it is in those moments, when we decide whether to throttle up and steer in the right direction or to pack up and go back to where we have come from that can make all the difference.

So this morning, I’m wondering for each of us, (me too!) what are we so close to today that if we go full throttle with some great action, we can arrive at the destination we have planned?