Remember back when?Before cloverleaf on-rampsdrivers merged on to a busyhighway or interstate inmuch the same way theywould any road.Look to the left, look to the right, often more than once, and whenclear, at their discretion, enter the highway. Go on, get moving . . .
Some drivers misjudged, weren’t paying attention, mademistakes . . . and consequences were serious.
Now, the cloverleaf on-ramps are designed to prevent us from ourhuman errors in judgment. They are meant to nudge us in the rightdirection.
You no longer have to lookleft and right (but youprobably should, just in case).You just get in the rightlane, enter the cloverleaf andit routes you in the only wayyou can go, onto the busyhighway. (Can’t you just seethe metaphor here?)There’s more . . .
Cloverleafs are a lot like wellness, or maybe like the way wellness shouldbe. Our wellness cloverleafs should be designed to save us from poorjudgment, mis-judgment and our own behavioral mistakes.Put another way, they should save us from ourselves.
The trick in saving ourselves from ourselves is in finding ways tocreate a forgiving environment, one that steers us in the rightdirection. Every element of every design has the potential toinfluence our choices. Do we close our eyes, cross our fingersand hope for the best, do we believe every advertisement wesee, or do we take what we know and apply it to makingrational, positive behavior choices? If others are doing it for us,shouldn’t we find ways to do it for ourselves?A parable if there ever was one.
This is what the LoneStartWellness Team Esteem Challengeis all about—sustainable behaviorchange that moves us in the rightdirection.Let us show you how your organization can work its way throughthe highway of self-imposed wellness roadblocks, on-ramps, off-ramps, and even through a few places we just shouldn’t go. And,that’s what a cloverleaf is for—a lot more than luck.www.lonestartnow.com / 512.894.3440
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