I’ve been thinking … about Alice and the Cheshire Cat – again
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to walk from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t care much where … ” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you walk,” said the Cat.
” … so long as I get somewhere,” Alice added as an explanation.
“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”
As entrepreneurs, do we know where we want to get to? I don’t think most of us consider our destinations very carefully. And because of that lack of clarity, our employees can’t really help us and we are corks on an ocean – being dragged along by whatever tide is in power at the moment.
I think there are two big questions we must ask ourselves:
- Where are we going?
- What do we need to do to get there?
What do you think?
Until tomorrow, GUNG Ho friends!
I think that I was not clear about where my company was going – in either its direction or its growth. That lack of clarity actually facilitated our poor decision-making with respect to the clients we worked with and the products we were creating. I believe that we get lulled into a complacency when we are feeling comfortable. A plan for both direction and growth would have inspired a greater sense of urgency in the firm. At least that’s what I’m thinking now, years later. I hope not to make that mistake again. Does anyone have a story to relate?