Now I’m sure many people’s pan have change because of the disruption caused by the pandemic. what we ultimately want though, call it a macrogoal, more or less stays the same. Which bring me to the saying, “Write your goal with a permanent marker, but the steps to get there with a pencil.”
The easiest way to describe it (for me) is to use myself as an example. I’ve already described what I ultimately want to some length already in a previous post so I won’t go into great detail. Part of the plan in crafting that legacy I talk about are my plans to head to South America to become farmer.
Obviously right now it not very practical with so many countries shutting their borders. That option has more or less been slammed shut. Its a matter of pivoting to the next opportunity. Find the next door to open & gradually more options become available later on.
Think of it in terms of sailing a boat, if you’re in the Arctic trying to get from point A to point B and you have your entire trip mapped out, but there is an iceberg in the way, do you run into the piece of ice? No of course not, you take a detour, plan but leave room for adjustment. Write your goal with a permanent marker & the steps with a pencil.
Kingston S. Lim
April 13, 2020
San Francisco, CA