Step Back: Tips and Tools to Get Back on Track and Stay the Course

“No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back.”

—Turkish proverb

Strategic planning is a neat, methodical, and dependable process that, in a perfect world, would give us neat, methodical, and dependable results. Though wondrous, the world is far from perfect and life can be messy. History, habits, and happenstance can conspire to pull our best-laid plans off course. Did you run into difficulty as you set your priorities and made your plans? What’s been getting in your way? I have yet to encounter anyone who doesn’t have something that causes them to make suboptimal choices from time to time. Often it’s something as straightforward as watching too much television ...

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