Archives for February 2013
I was on the campus of the University of the Pacific last week and want to applaud the health sciences department for a great question they asked their fellow students. They asked students if they’d be willing to spend one minute vigorously pedaling on a stationary bike for a milk shake. That’s a good deal – one minute of pedaling for three minutes enjoying a milk shake. Sign me up!
Forget for a moment that the number of calories you’d burn pedaling your way to a milk shake is negligible – that’s not the point. The point is that if you’re willing to exert a modicum of effort you’re entitled to a reward.
Far too often we want the milk shake without exerting the effort necessary to make it. This is true for milk shakes as well as extraordinary teams and stellar reputations. Don’t let the quick fix pundits on TV fool you. If you want the milk shake…it’s time to jump on the bike and start pedaling.
What areas of your department or team need to pedal vigorously? What areas need the promise of a cool milk shake?