31 Mar What’s Your Number?

Bryan Bungee Jumping!

No – I am not talking about dating or the money you need to retire.  The other day I heard a radio program celebrating their three-thousandth show.  The two deejays have been working together for fifteen years, and I wondered how many shows they would end up doing all together in total.  That is, there is a number at which they will no longer do another show – fini, terminado…

It got me thinking that there are all sorts of activities we do that seem like they’ll go on forever.  A daily run, coaching sessions with employees, strategic planning meetings, etc.  Somewhere in our future, there is a number for all these activities that will be final.  That got me thinking about a fellow in Belfast I’ve had the privilege of getting to know, and first mentioned him in a post I wrote last year.  Bryan Keating is a very distinguished and accomplished gentlemen and he had three mantras that really stuck with me:

  1. The dynamics of enterprise always throws up uncertainties and ambiguities.
  2. Take action sooner rather than later.

And my favorite:

3.  Life is not a dress rehearsal.

I don’t know about you, but I am stepping away from this computer, because I have stuff to do – mostly things that people told me couldn’t be done!

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