Stuart Carter talks about the Japanese archery pursuit called Kyudo, which reveals a fascinating nuance on goal-setting in business.
In that sport, the archers are rated not just on their ability to hit the target, but on how they present themselves, on their mindset, attitude and spiritual approach to shooting.
An overwhelming desire to hit the target is positively discouraged, and participants are taught to focus on technique and the act of being.
Result? Those who master all the intricacies involved, and develop a completely clear mind actually hit the target more often.
Now there’s a lesson for us all, even if we never hold a Yumi.