Thursday, May 05, 2005

Focus, follow, finish

Roy Williams, a Detroit Lions football player, was on ESPN Bowling Night (sports players bowling against each other in a fun to watch tournament). When asked about his bowling technique, he said, "focus, follow, finish." Good words for bowling and other tasks/projects that face us.

  • Focus on the goal.
  • Follow through on all that needs to be done.
  • Finish what you start.

In digitization, some projects seem to have the goal of "using the technology." A digitization project, however, is not about technology, but about goals such as increased access. The technology is only a means to the end.

So perhaps there is a step before focus which is "find." Find the right goal to focus on, then follow though and finish.

Sounds simple, doesn't it?

1 comment:

Mitch said...

Why am I sitting here finding it hard to believe you were watching "fun" bowling on ESPN? :-)