Imagine for a moment that there are only two tribes of people in the world. They are the Kumbayas and the “GitterDuns”. The Kumbayas are all into emotional tranquility, the “feel good”, the mountain top experience, the dreams and the wishes. The Gitterduns are all about…well… setting a goal and “git’ner done”. They are striving, pressing on, checking off a task and moving to the next one. Both nations want to be joyful but both seem to be missing something of value. What is it?
I am reading a book by a family of Gitterduns called, “We’re The Best at…Whatever”. The tag line reads, “Our Formula Guarantees Success”. According to them they are the world’s #1 team, achieve more, accomplish it faster, build stronger leaders, are the experts, provide 300+ tools that are easy to use and have plenty of testimonials to prove it. Why wouldn’t you sign up for that plan? I interviewed a former member of this program who described it like this. “It was great to begin with and exciting to set the goals and accomplish them. But, I just felt like a sprinter all of the time. How can you keep that pace up? If I was not achieving “it” fast enough it was not because of the formulaic guide to success. It was because I was not using the “easy to use” tools properly. The best sprinters in the world stop after 100 meters…right?”
I’m listening to a CD from the Kumbayas. I love listening to it ‘cause…it “makes me” feel good…while I listen. It’s entitled, “Chill-Lax…You’ll Feel Better”. Several weeks after a Kumbaya seminar some attendees express, “they are a great experience except for one thing…there’s no plan for when you come down from the mountain. There’s no real answer for ‘how do you carry peace and tranquility with you throughout the day.’”
Rumor has it that Gitterduns have been seen attending Kubaya seminars and listening to their CDs. Plus, Kumbayas have been reported masquerading as Gitterduns. All of which is highly controversial.
Nonetheless and once again, what’s missing? There is no right and wrong answer here but your input and wisdom is wanted.
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