Blog Post # 281 – The Wrong Wall

What if our ladder is leaning against the wrong wall?

Maybe we are putting way too much effort into something that is either unnecessary or is a goal that does not move us forward.

We need to distinguish between effort and effectiveness.

The difference between working very hard and working very hard towards the right goal.

Stephen Covey likened this to someone climbing a ladder that was leaning upon the wrong wall.

Effective, and fast, implementation of the right idea or ideas is what we are after.

To cut down on unnecessary effort.


So that we may focus on the things that will truly move us forward.

For today, let us question what we are doing.

Ask ourselves – why am I doing this?

Listening for our own answer. Then asking, perhaps multiple times thereafter, why?

Until we are crystal clear that our ladder is leaning upon the correct wall.