Paradox of Progress

“There is a familiar story of a New York banker vacationing in Greece, who, from talking to a fisherman and scrutinizing the fisherman’s business, comes up for a scheme to help the fisherman make it a big business. The fisherman asked him what the benefits were; the banker answered that he could make a pile of money in New York and come back vacation in Greece; something that seemed ludicrous to the fisherman who was already there doing the kind of things bankers do when they go on vacation in Greece.” This is Taleb’s example of the Paradox of Progress.

If you are a business owner, are you doing what you love or is it a means to an end? I’ll bet when you started your business it was because you loved it. What are your long-term objectives? What can you do to turn them into your current reality?