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LEAD: 50 models for success in work and life by Andy Coombe, Andy Blacknell, John D. H. Greenway

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Focus 5Check Progress

 

 

Illustration shows map, circle divided into five parts labelled as ‘see’, ‘choose’, ‘do’, ‘check (shaded)’ and ‘be’ and three rectangles labelled as ‘you’, ‘team’ and ‘life’.

 

We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

C S Lewis

C S Lewis hit the nail on the head. The most important question is whether you are heading in the right direction. Don’t lose sight of that question as you look at the progress you are making. There is nothing better than to know that you are heading in the right direction, with the sun shining and the wind behind you. Celebrate the moment!

Checking progress also means asking ‘Have we done what we said we ...

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