I still remember the day I read Anton Chekov’s response to an old Russian proverb:
I don’t know why one can’t chase two rabbits at the same time, even in the literal sense of those words. If you have the hounds, go ahead and pursue.
I stopped and thought about it. For years, encouraging my proteges to FOCUS, I quoted the proverb Chekov took issue with:
If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.
This new perspective made me think. “Why not?”
I changed my mind.
If you don’t have the necessary resources, of course, one rabbit beats none. but if you’ve got the hounds, pursue! Now I say:
Make full use of your strengths, staff to your needs (Howard Hendricks) — and pursue!