Setting bagpiping goals can be a great way to focus your efforts. Trouble is, they take time, and we are not always the same people (or pipers) we were when we set them. Life changes, changes in priorities, personal growth, new inspiration, all of these things can have a way of interfering with our initial
I work with a number if brilliant people. Many of them have an incredible understanding of theory and can posit ingenious arguments for why we should do something in a particular way.
Many of them, however, could not work their way out of a paper bag if their life depended on it. While they have great intellect, the lack an important characteristic, work ethic.
The really good people with whom I’ve worked are not the most brilliant. Many are not the sharpest tacks in the box. But they have one thing that separates them from the others, many of whom are far more brilliant thinkers. They have work ethic.