Drifting to Nowhere

Have you ever drifted to where you wanted to go?

Man in kayak

Have you ever tried to float a swift river without either a paddle or motor?  Why not?

One of the most important parts of getting to where you want to go is the method of steering and propulsion.  I remember a trip to the Ocoee River, which the guide for our raft was very direct.  She stated, “If you are not willing to listen to what I tell you and paddle your heart out, you should simply stay here.”  Wow.  That may not be taken from Dale Carnegie’s book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, but it certainly made the point.  This is serious and each person in the boat needed to be on the same page.

A new $50,000 bass boat is equipped with a Mercury outboard motor which cost $15,000.  Nobody would buy the boat without the motor.  Why?  Because it would be useless.

This is critical for us to understand at home, at work, and in our personal lives.  We must have something moving us or we will drift.

Join the conversation by leaving a comment below – What are you doing to propel yourself?  Your team?

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  1. Dan Forbes says:

    I am paddling everyday. Consistency!

  2. Let's Grow Leaders says:

    Paddling matters… it also is vital to look up from time to time to ensure you’re still paddling in the right direction. P.S. I love white water rafting.

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