If you look at a ‘to do’ list, is it a point of information or point of action? If you login to a bank statement, receive a project update, weigh yourself, plan a gym workout, how do you respond? Is action necessary or is being informed satisfactory?
How might we inquire about establishing our mindset before reacting to our environment? A budget report with variances might need a brief review and acknowledgement. However, it might require immediate interventions to address a troubling trend.
Being clear before the starter’s pistol sounds means we have a plan and intention to act upon. Otherwise, we may just be pointed in the wrong direction, with inadequate equipment, and focused on an old course map.