The view of the harbor with ships anchored or at the dock may look like a great time for a photo op.
“A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.”
Ships are built to be at sea. Transiting the oceans heading from one port to the next one.
If someone wanted a passenger ship to be a hotel in that city, they would have built a hotel. It would have cost less and had more rooms to rent out.
The actual ship performs optimally when she is underway at sea. The water moving against the hull keeps the steel free from barnacles and growths which attach themselves to a ship when in port too long.
Ultimately these growths will actually slow a ship down until cleared off of the hull.
Everyday at sea is a brand new treat.
When the sky is clear the sun rising from the horizon line right out of the sea is nature at it’s finest.
The sunset on a clear day sparkles on the blue sea and then possibly a glimpse of the green flash. The magic of the night sky without city lights, car lights and the light from devices is now on display in its own twinkling wonder.
This is where a ship is at it’s best.
How about you?
Where are you at your best?
When are you performing optimally?
Are you distracted?
Do you often get sidetracked?
Are there people you work with who are like the barnacles that attach themselves to a ship’s hull when in port for too long and ultimately slow the ship down until the are cleared off the ship’s hull?
These people stop by your office or desk, ‘say you have five minutes?’ A half hour or more later you are still there, mostly listening. How does that happen? Aren’t you in charge of your time?
Is it possible you are not even aware of or considering any of this ever?
If this is the case, your reality, how will you measure your own growth and improvement?
You are ultimately in charge of your career. The ability to choose to learn and to grow is up to you. Don’t let excuses cloud this fact. You have a choice.
Choose to ignore the unlimited opportunities available to be challenged. Remain on the easier unchallenged path and keep the status quo. Or choose to challenge yourself, your team to seek new. New thoughts, new insights more efficient and effective ways of getting things done. It is up to you.
“Your mind is a ship; it can sail across the universe as long as you don’t allow negative thoughts to sink it.”
Mitch Tublin is the CEO and Founder of Wenkroy International LLC a boutique consulting company with a main focus on adding value to people. Through Speaking, Training and Coaching we change lives. Our passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their career or business.