Fresh from the glow of January goal-setting (or, in my case, not) and raw from the sudden, untimely death of a loved one, I’m newly inspired by this quote. Let yourself off the hook, but keep your aim high. See the forest, but don’t get lost in the trees .
The latter might be a poor analogy for those of us directionally challenged. I can barely find my way out of my bathrobe. My sister, on the other hand, is a homing pigeon. A tall, thin, beautiful brunette homing pigeon.
I hate her.
You know I’m kidding. I could not hate my sister on a bet.
Except for that one time in 5th grade…
The literary blog Good Reads lists a similar quote attributed to Bill Gates, saying “Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” Sarah Sarna‘s lively and wide-ranging fashion-and-design blog (Live the Life You Dream About) assigns it to Anonymous.
How we assign ourselves, of course, is the question. A sense of direction is important. I will talk to my sister about this.