I really liked a recent afternoon of teaching about action planning in which we looked at this drawing and talked about how every goal we aspire to, are working on or have accomplished can be put on these steps. It was a very fun conversation and people really seemed to like the idea that we’re never nowhere, we’re always somewhere. Gosh I hope that doesn’t turn out to be my quote for posterity, Yogi Berra style. But it can be really easy to get very down on ourselves about what feels like a lack of progress, when really it’s just a position in a process.
Yogi Berra did say something I really like, speaking of planning: “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”
Anyway, some people have asked for copies of this – I’m afraid I don’t know the original source of the drawing I recreated or this concept (if you do know, let me know so I can give them credit). Feel free to download and use it 🙂