Tuesday, December 18, 2007

My Goal for 2008-Goals

Have you ever noticed a baby trying to take their first steps? They want to so badly, but simply can't let go of that piece of furniture or wall.

That's very much like me with goals.

Don't get me wrong. I operate with a purpose and a certain amount of direction. But I've never been able to focus in and make something work or nudge something along.

Part of the problem I believe is I have a great deal of difficulty focusing. But with new tools and methods, if I can't overcome that shortfall, then maybe I can manage it better.

There's an old Chinese Proverb that goes something like this: "The faintest ink is sharper and longer lasting than the brightest mind." I guess what it's saying is despite your concerns, lack of a clear picture or path forward, it's still best to write it down. Get it on paper. That's the first step and I will be taking it.

As I begin the process of mastering this challenge, I'll keep you updated on how it's going, the problems encountered and the successes enjoyed.


Joseph Sangl said...

I love the Chinese proverb!

johnstonteam said...

Joe: Saw it on your blog. Isn't plagurism the sincerest form of flattery?