Thursday, January 25, 2007

"If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?"

Joe Namath (1943- )

4 Comments:

Blogger puggimer said...

Anything worth doing is worth doing all the way.

But then doesn't this conflict with the idea that it is the journey, not the destination, that is important? (Answering my own question - this isn't about going anywhere or a journey ))

It is like the difference between being involved and being committed. (The classic example is having bacon and eggs for breakfast - the chicken is involved, but the pig is committed!)

This gets me thinking however - can you truly be committed to more than one thing at once? What happens when you have two conflicting committments? This is an issue I'm currently struggling with personally - how to give everything to more than one project, and what happens when they collide. (A perfect example from being a father - when two kids have events at the same time - which do you attend?)

12:31 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

Hmmm... why do it half a**????????

8:15 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

We frequently tell our kids that sometimes trying is more important than finishing so I really don't see this quote as meaning literally that it isn't worth doing if you don't FINISH it.

I see it as meaning that you should put all of your EFFORT into a task instead of just doing it halfway. Don't shortchange yourself or others - give it your ALL!

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Scarecrow said...

I think that this means that if you set a goal, you should go for it. If you want something to be accompished you have to do it for yourself. Therefore, why set a goal, if you are going to give up on it?

12:58 PM  

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