Truth is we are all imperfect. Sometimes even your most meaningful conversations fall a little short. Knowing that truth as a developing leader, will serve you well. Sometimes we are contributing to the low energy. So enamored with goal focus that we just keep driving through, rather than looking for the road signs that signify the journey. It’s been so easy to run through the stop signs of life over the past few months. Sometimes people speed by you and flip you the bird. And other times, they’re so focused on the destination, they don’t notice any surroundings. They are so busy that they speed through the pitstops. Forgoing the purposeful time to recharge, re-energize, and refocus. Effective leaders aren’t always “on”But we do recognize when to take a pitstop to pause and reflect. Today, take a break from the distractions. Spend some time in reflection. Embrace the grind. Enjoy the journey. Keep listening.