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.