Push the toy car
At the end of my run yesterday I saw a toy car.
It was small, plastic, cheap. It had snuck under a chainlink fence, away and out of reach from a group of young kids playing on the other side.
They weren’t looking for their toy. I don’t think they even noticed it was gone.
So I kept running.
Then after about 20 feet, I stopped. Turned around. Ran back to the car and gently pushed it under the fence towards the kids.
They didn’t notice.
I kept running.
And three things came to mind, for life/work/projects/etc.
— You can see the car and ignore it.
— You can see the car and wait for someone to ask you to push it.
— Or you can see the car and push it first, without waiting for the ask.
Five minutes later, I walked along the fence to cool down. The toy car wasn’t there.
The kids had it now.