A member of my family, who shall remain nameless, lost his cell phone the other day in our cottage. We did what most people would naturally do. We called his number and then went from room to room trying to follow his ringtone. Heck, we even turned the Disney Channel off so all hands could be on deck. It wasn't until he finally stopped moving that we realized the phone was in his back pocket!
That got me thinking how often we chase our tails. Perhaps if we stopped for a moment and really thought about what it was we were trying to accomplish, we wouldn't be wasting energy trying to take care of matters that can be easily handled.
Take time out of your day to think about what you'd like to accomplish. Then choose the most direct path and proceed full speed ahead. Oh and while you are at it, be sure to designate a place to leave your cell phone so you can easily find it the next time you need it!