When my wife and I both started working from home a couple of years ago, we thought it would be fun once in a while, to take a quick break during the workday and run down to the local coffee shop to pick up a drink together. We finally did that last Thursday. It was a quick fun trip, but for the life of me, I can’t figure out why it took us so long to finally make it happen.
The gap between intention and reality is interesting to me, because the easiest way I’ve found to bridge a gap like that is to just take action and cause something to happen. This can range from simply saying to your spouse, “Hey, do you want to run down to the coffee shop and get a drink”. For larger intentions, it may be taking the first step of many, to put yourself on course to bridge whatever gap you face. The important thing seems to be to just take action.
Be on the lookout for areas in your life, whether big or small, where you’re facing a gap between what you’d like and what’s actually happening. When you notice a gap, consider what action you could take to help you bridge that gap.
Then, take that step.