It takes so much energy to get something off the ground. Is your next project, next business venture, next handshake with a stranger designed to fly?
Lift and drag – ingredients in getting planes off the ground are perfect metaphors or rather, models for success in anything we do. Engines, energy and thrust are big factors in ‘will it fly?’
Design and planning matter more.
And then there is the drag, whether weight or design flaws – which slow it down, pull it down and prevent it from getting off the ground.
We can’t fly anywhere if we don’t get the idea ‘off the ground’ and we can’t soar unless we want to, believe we can and know that we should.
In your next project, are you adding lift or drag? With your team, are you working on a great design that can fly or putting obstacles in the way, adding weight and constraints that will hold it back or pull it down …?
Great design and creating a sense of place is what architects aim for on the drawing board – and most projects work, but only a few endure as soaring examples of excellence.
I am missing very little in my life. I’ve had lots of drag. Many obstacles. We all spout clichés about altitude being a product of our attitude and best works being derived from discipline, from never giving up. I don’t think we need capital or help as much as we need belief in our lifting capabilities.
Have dreams, and don’t give up, have plans and don’t give up, have ideas and don’t shut up.
Good morning Mark, after your musing on obsession and addiction this morning I thought you would like this quote: ~ No one is perfect — that's why pencils have erasers. ~Author Unknown ~. By the way, if reading and writing are obsessions/addictions for you, I say let them run free. No apparent harm to you; and the musings, like a morning coffee, are a great way to start the day. Stay obsessed, RT, Vancouver, BC
This was good. Absolutely agree. We don’t’ laugh and dance it out enough as a society and we definitely should. Just a little humor, don't do it in the shower though. That could be embarrassing if you slip and fall and have to call EMS, lol Make it an awesome day! Cheers, MJ, Calgary, AB