Apologies for the slim pickings of blog posts lately. My convention work has been consuming a lot of time, even after MTAC has come and went March 29-31.
I don’t have a full con review yet, or much else of a blog post. Instead, I want to leave you with a tidbit I heard from TEDxNashville this past Saturday. One speaker, David Baker, brought up the argument against seeking opportunity as it sacrifices, and he described it like this (paraphrased by yours truly):
Imagine your focus and commitment as a glass of water. You can pour that water into something wide like a cookie sheet, which represents wide opportunity, but the water would be shallow and lack any real depth at any point in a sheet.
Or you could pour your water into a champagne flute, a tall and slender container representing a few opportunities you dedicate your true depth on.
It’s better to focus on few opportunities with greater commitment than on too many with little intensity on the important ones.
Learn to pick the opportunities that really matter, and learn to say “no” to those that don’t.