Carving a Balloon

Posted on November 22, 2010 by


I had a random thought today…

What is the definition of mission impossible? Trying to carve a balloon…

It got me thinking. I wonder how many times in our daily activities do we try to “carve a balloon”.

Where we do something that is almost certainly going to end in failure or wasted effort but we are compelled to go ahead and do it anyway?

In the last week alone I can think of several examples.

The very simple, yet highly illuminating message I took from my own random thought was to be more selective. If I do, my business and I might actually benefit.

I’m off to sharpen the knife and give the balloon one last go…ooops force of habit!

Campbell Urquhart

Managing Director

The Urquhart Partnership Ltd.