Happy birthday Ken!
And speaking of Ken…Â he was a draftsman for 30 +years. He drew the shop drawings for big steel buildings. He had a saying when bidding jobs. You can get it fast, cheap or accurate â€” pick two.
If you want fast and cheap â€” you will not get accurate
Accurate and cheap â€” it wonâ€™t be fast
Fast and accurate â€” plan to spend some money.
This is easy to understand and people learned fairly quickly how Ken worked his trade.
Over the years, examples of the choices we make in life, land in our path and this lesson has given me a good acceptance that 2 outta 3 usually is a pretty good deal.
With the Olympics going on, push hands camp coming up, and my constant awareness of the practices I keep. I have been thinking about 3 different values I hold dear: commitment, accountability and ambition.Â
These three ideals hold a different value for me than â€˜fast, cheap or accurateâ€™ yet lately, Iâ€™m questioning my commitment, accountability and ambition to this bloggy thing. I donâ€™t feel like I have much to say right now and Iâ€™m certainly not writing the way I would like to. In a sense it is accurate to say, I am â€œpostingâ€ again which is a lot like fast and cheap.
My ambition for writing is on vacation right now and I am questioning my commitment and accountably to the practice. I donâ€™t mind a struggle or hard work, writing has never come easy to me, but just because I said I would post daily, doesn’t seem good enough, if what Iâ€™m posting is drivel.
I know there are a few people who read this everyday. I appreciate you very much. But, Iâ€™m thinking ofÂ stepping away from the self-imposed promise I made to post, at least until I feel like I have something to say.
Comments, encouragement or agreement are most welcomed.