Keeping on Target: The Critical Path

Keeping on Target: The Critical Path

By Francis J. Kong “Though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again.” This is what the Bible says. Have you heard the phrase, “You cannot keep a good man down.” Now let’s look at the practicality of this. In his book, `Peak Performers,’ Dr. Charles Garfield describes how the astronauts keep their spacecraft on course. “On their flights between earth and the moon, it was said, the Apollo ships were off course much of the time. In each instance, the spacecraft would wander off its path and the crew would correct—wander of and correct, again and again. And do you know what? It didn’t matter. What mattered were the results. They got to the moon. They got home. They did it by having the discipline and knowledge to get themselves back on course. They followed not a perfect path, but a critical path.” Whether we’re shooting for the moon, seeking to achieve a better personal or family life, or seeking to obey and serve God, whatever our goals, the principle is the same. There are always unpredictable and unexpected events that call for change and adjustment. Although the astronauts had to be precise in their calculations, they still allowed for mistakes and corrections. The person who doesn’t allow for such adjustments will probably not reach his or her

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