“It is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be, by remaining what we are.”
Max De Pree
The gap analysis is a management tool used to determine the difference between where we desire to be and where we actually are today. The key to effective use of this tool is a candid and honest critique of actual performance with no self-deception on what reality truly looks like. Once you identify the gaps between the desired future state and true reality only then you can you create the action plan needed to create the change that needs to happen to bring the future vision to life. The key here of course is the ability to create lasting growth and change.
I love this quote because it applies every single time you read it, no matter where you are in your journey through life. There is never a time when we can sit back and rest on our laurels and previous accomplishments and be content with where we are. We are always on a journey towards becoming what we need to be, and must be ever viligant in our need to grow and change.
When we think about why we are on this earth, and the impact that we want and need to make on the world around us, how can we ever stop working on ourselves?