This morning I realized that we landed in the D.R. just over two months ago. We really hit the ground running and I could fill pages with all the tasks we’ve completed. However, here in the D.R. you can easily stay busy with just the day-to-day tasks of living. There is such a lack of efficiency that what might take a few hours in the states could easily take 40 here. That’s why I’m so impacted by the words of Benjamin Franklin, “Never confuse motion for action.” Just because you’re busy doesn’t mean you’re accomplishing anything worthwhile, or anything important.
Not wanting to look back after four years and lament all the things we “could have” or “should have” done, we’ve made it a priority to meet regularly with our leadership team here, laying out the groundwork for what we’ll accomplish as a team over the next four years. In the last month we’ve met three times and laid out our goals for the next four years, put together a plan for the next year and assigned a single person responsibility for each part of the plan. We’re proud of that and are confident that if we keep meeting and stay focused on that four-year big picture, we’ll do Ben proud.