by Diego Nascimento
Last week I spent six hours waiting for a flight; the delay was due to bad weather in Sao Paulo’s capital, where the flight originated. I went to the bookstore and bought one of those interesting crossword puzzle books. While I was doing these exercises that require a good deal of general knowledge, I decided to look at the clock, and I was shocked to see how much time had passed. From this perspective, I want to invite you to think with me: How many professionals concentrate efforts in questioning (from many different angles) situations that are already resolved or even unimportant? They prefer to act horizontally, vertically or diagonally (like a crossword), creating unnecessary tension when what they really need to focus on is escaping through their fingers: time and results. I suggest that we leave the already turned pages to the soap operas to go over and over. The Holy Bible has an interesting verse that says: “The old things have passed way; Behold, I am making all things new.” Likewise a quote attributed to the famous Peter Drucker says, “Thesystematic neglect of the former is the only way to force the new.” And you? Have youconcentrated your efforts towards the future? Then stop going around in circles: Dream, plan, invest and go straight to the point. The market, your colleagues and your company climate will thank you!