Can you "shoot" at a target you can't see?
I've been reading the response to a question that has given me cause to compose this blog. It's the answer many of us gave to question #3 of our money goals. For those of you who have long forgotten it, let me refresh you memory.
"How much time will you spend on you business?::
Many of you, as well as I, responded :"Whatever it takes."
Then I got to thinking about that answer, and determined that it's ambiguous and meaningless. Oh... that's not how we meant it to be, but the fact remains... that's what it is. Regardless of our attitude toward weapons, let's just assume, for the sake of discussion, that we like to visit our local shooting-range once in a while to practice and improve our aim.
However, our shooting-range...DOESN'T HAVE OR USE ANY TARGETS? What are we gong to shoot at?
How are we going to know if our aim has improved since we last visit? Hmm??"Whatever takes = No Target!That Dog Won't hunt!
We need to have a numerical figure as a response to the question! If we don't, how can we know if wee're meeting our commitment? Perceive the magnitude of that word... "commitment". We need to have a commitment in order to know if we'are advancing. Be honest with ourselves. If we only have 2 hrs per night... then put down 2 hrs per night. Whatever it truly is... PUT IT DOWN. Now we have a target to shoot at/for. We must have a goal to shoot for...
"Whatever It Takes"... has no depth or commitment! If we don't have a number (target) to shoot for, how do we know if our "aim" is improving? Remember...
SHOOT FOR THE STARS, AND IF WE MISS, AT LEAST WE'VE LANDED ON THE MOON!.