This Focused Performance Weblog started life as a "business management blog" containing links and commentary related primarily to organizational effectiveness with a "Theory of Constraints" perspective, but is in the process of evolving towards primary content on interactive and mobile marketing. Think of it as about Focusing marketing messages for enhanced Performance. If you are on an archive page, current postings are found here.
Sunday, June 29, 2003
Faff, Force, or Flow? -- A short piece by UK Time Management consultant Mark Forster, attractive first due to its alliterative title, but more importantly for its message about "faffing about," (a great phrase from the Brits -- more acceptable in polite company than our coarser American version "f**king around"), forcing ourselves into action, or flowing smoothly towards our goals.
"But if we are in a true flow state, what is doing the pulling? I would suggest that it is our vision of the future -- one which we have designed for ourselves and which reflects our true wants. Once we have committed ourselves to a vision we truly believe in and want, it will affect every action we take -- almost every thought we think."
This is applicable to both individuals and to organizations, in which clarity of goal and of aligned strategies to achieve more of it provide powerful and positive pull.
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