Three Horses for the Year of The Horse

A Chinese teacher offered me an intriguing parable. He said, “In this year of the horse you get to choose among three types, the race horse, the dressage horse and the work horse. The race horse is an intense thoroughbred that can quickly accelerate to a wild run. The dressage horse is a gentle and graceful animal that can teach you how to ride. The large, strong work horse can plow on and carry your cart forward steadily. This year offers you these three choices. You must select which one will lead you.”

What is your choice? Which horse is the one to help you move your business forward this year?

What you imagine guides what you implement. Reflect on the above parable as you work to align your near-term efforts (Horizon One) with your long-term desired state (Horizon Three.)

© Aviv Shahar

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