If you have never seen the movie “Are we There Yet?”, then you missed a classic.
To try and sum up the movie in a few seconds, its basically a family road trip that takes bizarre twist and turns before the family makes it to there final destination. Throughout the movie the frustration of delay provokes the children to ask, “Are we there yet?”
Check the movie out on your own time but in the mean time consider this. In your small business, non-profit or job, how often are you asked Are you there yet?
Think about it, when you have a new client who can;t wait to see the first step of progress your companies made, what do they ask? When you have a major donor who invested simply because they believed in your vision to transform the lives of youth, they want to know how the project they invested in is coming and they ask…. When your boss has several appointments and deadlines to meet and wants you to handle a portion of the work load, the first thing on her mind when she sees you is what? You got it “Are you there yet?”
The question, “Are we there yet?”, requires a plan to be in place to get “there”. Many people expect to get there simply because they know the route, but what we must consider are the bizarre twist and turns that happen along the way.
Case-N-Point: No one knows what will happen on the way “there”, but we can make a plan to get “there”. So when we are asked “Are we there yet?”, we can provide an answer that isn’t just based on what we hope will happen but what is actually happening.
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
― Abraham Lincoln
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