Great leaders are both idealistic and realistic. They have a grand vision and great goals. They seek to close the gap between what is and what can be but they have no illusions that success is either certain or simple.
It’s been said in many ways: “Ethics is easier said than done.”, “If it was always easy or advantageous to be ethical,
I believe in setting goals. I also believe in changing goals. As a fourth grader, I was a guest on the TV show Kids Say the Darndest Things and I said, “I want to be a lawyer because my mother says I talk so much I might as well get paid for it.”
Sometimes the journey is easy; sometimes it requires you to overcome obstacles to follow an old path or make a new one. Either way, the question is: “Is it Worth It?” Your life is too important to consume it pursuing attractive but inconsequential goals. The pursuit of worthy goals is a worthy life.
In the last decade, the ability to track and measure almost any factor of business performance on a daily, even an minute-by-minute basis, has resulted in an even greater emphasis on setting quantitative goals to assess effectiveness and drive effort. The concept of “hitting your numbers” is a dominant theme in many organizations. The problem is, sometimes without the knowledge …
MORE QUOTES ON GOALS:__ To reach a port, we must sail—Sail, not tie at anchor—Sail, not drift. Franklin Roosevelt __ Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is