I was coaching a young staff member today and as a part of the conversation, she explained that she and her partner had a 5-year plan.

Firstly, for someone so young, this was an impressive moment.  I’m sure that when I was her age, I didn’t know what I was going to be doing in the next five minutes, never mind five years.

But then as we discussed it more, she said, “Of course, some things may change, but at least we have something to work towards.”

She was right.

Their priorities may change.

Life may shift them in another direction.

Who knows what may be in store?

But motion matters.

You can’t steer a ship that’s not moving.

If you’re taking action (any action), it allows you to pivot and change if you need to.

But if you sit there and do nothing, you’ll never get anywhere.