…ever-present panic, anxiety, or fear. It means a state in which complacency is virtually absent. – John P. Kotter

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We can thank Harvard Business School Professor, New York Times best-selling author, and Management Consultant John Kotter for this week’s quote. The quote is timely for me because it speaks to my recent realization that urgency and patience can exist in harmony. Progress towards accomplishing your goals can come in many different forms, and being able to recognize this reality is the difference between between happiness and unhappiness.

…As we get started this week I want to tell you that success – no matter what that is for you – is not a destination. It’s a journey. Ergo, what’s most important is to focus on getting a little closer to your goals everyday. Never slow down. Never stop. Never settle. But also recognize that everything is a processEverything of value takes time to cultivate, so keep plugging away and give the seeds you’re planting and the muscles you’re building time to grow. You’ll get there.

Happy Monday.