“We can’t compare where we are to where we’ve been without an accurate perception of both states.” – Tom Morris
This will be a short post… but do not think that it lacks importance because of the word count. For my organizational communication class, groups were assigned to present specific chapters in the book, “If Aristotle Ran General Motors” written by Tom Morris. You’re probably going to assume that this quote was from the chapter I presented, but actually it is not. I have found this book to be very intriguing, so I decided to continue reading past my assignment.
With that being said, this quote is from the chapter entitled, “The Truth About Excellence: A Powerful Idea”. I took a break from reading to share this quote with any readers (if I even have any). What Morris explains after stating this quote is that in order for us to appreciate our current state, we have to understand where we are in relation to our goal and remember where we’ve been. Simply put, we cannot truly analyze where we are in our lives unless we understand where we have been and where we want to be.
So I end this short post by encouraging you all to ponder if you have an accurate perception of where you have been and where you want to be. Only then will you be able to understand where you are and only then will you be able to entirely analyze your current state.