Tuesday, May 13, 2014

“Mind the gap” is a safety announcement, advising passengers of the London Underground metro system to be careful when stepping across the opening between train doors and station platforms.

Built 151 years ago, the London Underground Subway System contains several stations with rounded platforms, constructed on a curve to avoid important structural foundations in the city. The railway runs straighter than these platforms, hence the unsafe gap between the two.

The design of the London Underground illustrates a simple principle of personal development: there’s a gap between where we stand and where we’re trying to go.

We must be aware of this space in our lives and make the necessary adjustments to move forward.

--adapted from Leadership Wired blog