Last week I had a meeting with my business mentor and during our conversation we discussed the rhythm of my business. Rhythm of the business was that everything was going well and seemed to be rocking along. He mentioned that when the business is in a rhythm we have to be really careful that the rhythm does not become a rut. He was saying that when everything is going well, be careful not to get too comfortable with the rhythm and continue to look for ways to improve.
My questions for each of us is simple, are we in a rhythm or a rut?
A rhythm is great but when the rhythm continues for a long period of time it can create ruts. When ruts are created it can become very difficult to get out of them. We have to continually ask ourselves in the great rhythms of life if there is something that can be changed or improved to prevent ruts from forming.
Ruts happen slowly over time and can go unnoticed until it is too late and we ask ourselves how we got in the rut. The rut was created because we were unaware what our rhythm was creating.
Rhythms of life are wonderful and can make life so enjoyable. Enjoy your rhythms and be mindful to tweak them from time to time to keep you out of the ruts of life that are not any fun to get out of.
If it ain’t broke don’t fix it but sometimes it needs some tweaks.