Know your target and what is beyond

There is an interesting story about a man who was mistaken for a large rodent and shot! Apparently, John Cheesman was snorkeling when someone saw him and mistook him for a large rodent, the Nutria. The guy, William Roderick, allegedly shot Cheesman in the head. Mr. Cheesman is apparently doing well and had the bullet fragments removed. Mr. Roderick is being charged with assault, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.

The take home message for the Astute Reader?

"Know your target and what is beyond" - This is a critical concept to understand, in all aspects of life, not just firearm safety. If you don't have a clear plan, when you enter into a venture, you are often doomed to failure...

This includes:

  • information security
  • personal goals
  • shopping trips
  • school and work assignments
  • career plans
  • finances
  • raising kids
If you don't have a good plan, then spend the time to make one...Franklin Covey's Mission Statement Builder might be a good place to start.


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