November 30, 2019

About routes


With an objective in hand, with a mountain picked out, with an end goal spied, then what?

What you don’t do is put your head down, put one foot in front of the other, and make the long walk. The reason? Plodding from one day to the next is sole destroying, and without an eye on the horizon, who knows where you’re heading as you negotiate the obstacles along the way.

What you do do, think then act. The thinking is about routes … any kind of long trek needs breaking down into mini projects; intermediate objectives, each a foothill closer to where you need to be. The action part is about actually doing things in service of the next objective.

The reason? Objectives are lovely as landmarks, definitely places to be, but it’s process that lets you make progress.

Skippy strategy: Process and process goals equals progress and objectives.