What do you hope to accomplish with the remainder of the year? What are your goals for next year? What is your plan to make it happen? How will you track your progress? If you don’t know where you want to go, you will never get there! Tomorrow starts today.
Having wasted considerable time in detailed planning only to realize different results, I tend to look at things differently now…as opposed to then.
I could relate it to the popular between innings minor league entertainment of having a person bend over and put their forehead on the handle of a bat and turn in circles as quickly as possible numerous times after which they try to run towards a finish line. That “drunken stagger” seems like an illustration of all our human attempts.
Not that all that striving is really wasted. Now, I just have a more realistic expectation. Perhaps it is more important to focus on “now.” For instance, right now I am making the perfect pot of coffee.
On your original quote above. I prefer my favorite spiritual advisor’s aphorism as a better description of detailed planning:
“I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early”
[size=18]Dino … you da man! That’s beautiful … absolutely beautiful![/size]
Only another well traveled road dog would appreciate the beauty of that post. We must be kindred spirits. There were plenty of times when I knew exactly where I wanted to go and now in retrospect I thank God I never got there!
On life after half time, another of Yogi’s witticisms:
“You give 100 percent in the first half of the game, and if that isn’t enough in the second half you give what’s left.”
All the Best - Coach