Today I learned a new proverb – The road to hell is paved with good intentions – It is not enough to simply mean to do well, one must take action to do well. A good intention is meaningless unless it is followed by a good action. Many people have a conscience that tells them what the right thing to do is in a given situation, but they give in to laziness or selfishness and do not follow through. Another interpretation of the proverb means that ‘trying’ to do something good often has unintended consequences which make things worse.
Having good intention is not adequate if we do not have enough knowledge or if we are not equipped to handle. The lesson does not mean that we stop having good intention…. but it shows us that having good intention, good heart is not enough, we also need to have enough good knowledge to become a good example in order to truly make a success.
Leaders without a professional new years eve resolution are just middle managers