What It Takes to Be Great 3: Follow-Up

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series What It Takes to Be Great

Hey. Remember that last rambling train wreck of a post [you think you can make fun of me better than me? huh? BRING IT!]? There was a comment made on it by Terry of this Yahoo Group that was just so super-cool and lucid, I felt compelled to share it with the world. So here it is [this was put up without permission, so…if there’s a problem, someone let me know]:

I would put it like this.

Anybody and Everybody can get from point A to point B.

Say you want to get from Miami to Atlanta. Anybody and Everybody can get from Miami to Atlanta. Maybe some go by plane, some by train, some by automobile. MAYBE some walk. But Anybody and Everybody can make it to Atlanta.

Problem is most people leave Miami for Atlanta and lose track of where they are going. Next thing they know they are back in Miami. And they will venture out again and stop moving in the direction of Atlanta and WHAM they are back in Miami.

They will do that over and over and over and come to conclude that only The Great ever make it to Atlanta.

“Atlanta is some magical place that only excepts the special few.”

And all they had to do is keep moving in the direction of Atlanta until they got there.

Problem is most people leave Miami for Atlanta and lose track of where they are going…all they had to do is keep moving in the direction of Atlanta until they got there.

I did not put it better myself…

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  4 comments for “What It Takes to Be Great 3: Follow-Up

  1. Chiro-kun
    December 15, 2008 at 10:32

    完璧

  2. December 15, 2008 at 11:35

    Keep your eyes on the prize….

    Or from Star Wars… “Stay on target Stay on target!”

  3. December 20, 2008 at 02:04

    But I thought Atlanta WAS a special place that only accepts a chosen few. I’m one of them. 😉

  4. Jason
    April 8, 2012 at 09:04

    I know I’m late to this party, but wasn’t Atlanta the goal of the Van Damme epic Cyborg? A lot of people DIED trying to make it to Atlanta, man!

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