I suppose everyone has their unique anger button. I don’t have many, but here’s what gets my goat: Opportunity Loss. I believe this is worth getting angry over. Individuals, committees, regulations, etc. – if they cost opportunity, they cost vision. [Tweet this.]
I’ve been accused for being a visionary. I’m not sure if that’s a bad thing, but if you’re a visionary, you’ll get what I’m saying here. I tend to see ahead, down the road, beyond what most people see. I…
- …make business deals that profit everyone involved.
- …set up events that benefit hundreds, even thousands.
- …run nonprofit work that touch people’s lives forever.
The bigger the project, the more details that need to come together, and the more people need to understand and be adaptable. These take time and effort, lots of conversation and thinking and work.
Visionary work is good work, but also hard work.
But sometimes, some yahoo throws a grenade in the middle of the venture to the goal. It could be as subtle as gossip, a refusal to get a key project done, or a nasty blow up. Perhaps the person feels justified, offended, righteous or whatever, but seldom does he or she see what I see: a dissipating vision. Lost opportunity. I see…
- …profits out the window.
- …hundreds or thousands unserved.
- …people’s lives untouched.
It’s disappointment. The opportunity is lost. It’s not right. And that gets me angry.
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