Ron Goch
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Take a Different Road

March 31st 2006

While running, I often try to keep my runs fresh by taking different routes from time-to-time.  I don’t always know where I’ll end up when I take a different road, but I have a general idea where I’ll end up based on the direction I’m heading.

Many times in life we think about taking a “different road,” but we often find ourselves sticking to the same daily routine.

I wasn’t always comfortable taking a different road when I started running.  In fact, I was much more comfortable running the same route over and over because I knew how long it was and that I could finish it.

After a while, though, it became boring running the same route over and over, and I began asking myself, “What new route could I take today?”

I finally took a different route – a different road – and I actually enjoyed it better than my old route.  The new route challenged me more than the old route because I had to run a longer distance to complete my run.

Is there a different road you could take today?  Is there a different way you could do something and get a better result?

Is there a different way to do a season-long promotion you’ve conducted the same way the last three years?  Is there a different way to execute the annual fund-raising auction you host?  Is there a different approach you could take with your weekly staff meetings?

Go for it.  Why not?  Take a different road.  Do something different today.  Surprise yourself.  Venture into the unknown.  Don’t hold back.  Give it a shot!

Who knows what the outcome might be if you make a change or do something different, but it should be a nice change of pace for you and all those involved.  And, sometimes it’s just nice to try something new.  Who knows, you just might surprise yourself and get a better result, too.

Ron Goch, The Telios Group

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