THESE PRINCIPLES ARE UBIQUITOUS
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
One day, your ship will come in …
You’ve heard that saying before.
Reality consistently proves that you must at least swim out to meet it.
Metaphors help us understand concepts like this, and many are nautical, connected no doubt to historical experiences with exploration when intrepid sailors went over the known horizon to find new places. None fell off the edge of the earth. Many failed, sank, or got lost – but risks are what they took, and we all take them in pursuit of goals. There is always a risk/reward continuum.
Safety matters, and self-preservation is essential too, but we have but one life to spend/invest. We might as well make it our most worthy effort. Ships are safe in their harbour, but that’s not what ships are for. OK, enough with the ocean-going metaphors.
My point, or question rather, is what does that goal look like, what is the measure of accomplishment that satisfied us, and can we describe tangibly or even metaphorically – is this what success looks like?
Because these principles are ubiquitous, it doesn’t matter whether it’s this summer’s sales contest, a career path, a business plan, a personal relationship or a health/fitness milestone.