It may help you to understand the importance of non-obvious goals.
“Hey Dave, tell me your plans?”
My answer: “Win some awards. Start an agency.”
I asked him the same question.
His answer: “Canoe to work.”
And, to this day, that conversation guides my path through life.
It helped me decide to move back home to Wales.
Buy a house next to a river.
Buy a canoe.
And yes, in the summer, I canoed to work.
I even did a T-shirt with the slogan: Work hard, Canoe home.
It became a best seller.
And, it contributed to giving me the biggest payday of my life.
Thinking back, I had set myself obvious goals.
But, in truth, I was trying to fit in.
That conversation shook me up.
It made me realise there were other metrics of success.
There was a less paddled path.
My learning from all this.
Choose your goals carefully.
Jake Burton, founder of Burton Snowboards (RIP) had a rule of 100 days on the mountain.