“Neo, sooner or later you’re going to realize just as I did that there’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.”
-Morpheus, The Matrix
This quote is a great reality check for me. Heard it many years ago watching the movie but recently picked it up again after reading the book, “Delivering Happiness“. The quote prompted me to ask, what do I say or believe that my feet indicate otherwise? In pondering this question, I discovered several things I can improve upon.
For example, I’d like to believe at work, that I have an “open door” policy. But, just because my door is open doesn’t mean it’s inviting to come in. So lets put my belief to the test. Am I inviting to come in? Do I smile when someone stops by? Do I give them my full attention? Do they feel like they are interupting me? In being willing to ask these questions, my mind opened and put the belief to the test. As a result, I found several more ways to further enhance the open door policy.