STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE
For twenty years I cut the grass the same way
from the back door to the beach and back again,
stripes leading outwards from the back door
taking me to the beach and back again.
Today I cut the grass a different way.
I don't know why - it just happened.
I cut the grass from the left to right
and then right to the left.
Starting at the back door and
slowly getting closer to the beach
without going back to the house.
I had stripes across the lawn
rather than up and down.
Today, after twenty years
I cut the grass in a different way.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXERCISE
1. What is your routine or standard operating procedure?
2. What might you change - just to get a different perspective?