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Lesson on Goal-Setting From the Cheshire Cat

“Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll

….“`Cheshire Puss,’ [Alice] began, rather timidly, as she did not at all

know whether it would like the name: however, it only grinned a little

wider. `Come, it’s pleased so far,’ thought Alice, and she went on.

`Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’

`That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat.

`I don’t much care where–‘ said Alice.

`Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat.

`–so long as I get SOMEWHERE,’ Alice added as an explanation.

`Oh, you’re sure to do that,’ said the Cat, `if you only walk long


You must have a lot of confidence to be around a cat!  And what good advice he gives Alice! What the Cheshire Cat is trying to tell her is that she must decide where she wants to go before she can choose a path in getting there. Think about it…

A great self-leadership lesson from the famous children’s story.

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Judy W Bell

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