Today we begin with a riddle:
There were five frogs sitting on a log when four decided to jump.
How many frogs were left on the log?
Answer – Five. The decision to jump didn’t equate to actual jumping. Because the four frogs decided to jump didn’t mean they actually jumped. So we still have five frogs on the log.
Here is the lesson… INTENTION DOES NOT EQUAL ACTION.
I have a stack of pages ripped from Cooking Light magazine in a little drawer in my kitchen. The pages contain recipes of great dishes, drinks, or storage ideas I want to try. My system is to make the recipe from the stack, and after trying it and liking it (because I always do), I write it out on a recipe card and store for future reference. But I must confess, pages of recipes I intend to make, far exceeds the recipes already made. My intentions have not equalled actions.
As we approach summer and schedules tend to change with families and kids, what are your goals? Have you made your intend-to-do list? Does it include spending more time in the yard, hosting friends and neighbors, taking time off, losing weight, or improving your officiating schedule? Once you have set your goals, or made your list, have you made an execution plan. As Tom Landry says, the goal is not the main thing.
Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan. – Tom Landry
I am interested in knowing what you do before every camp to prepare? If you have suggestions for our group for being mentally and physically prepared, please share below.
I wish you the best this summer with all of your goals, including those in officiating. I leave you with a super short quote by the legendary John Wooden.
Be prepared and be honest. John Wooden
Ridddddle me this….totally got the riddle btw. Thanks for the post. Inspiring as always. Working on my summer mission this week (Burn your Goals by Joshua Medcalf is the best book I’ve read in a long time 😉
Shaw — is that like saying “mic drop.” Nothing more needed?
Great – thanks for the suggest. I will add that to my list of summer reading.