Monday, 5 May 2014

Goal Achievement

So there I was; driving, driving, driving and yes even driving. A weekly tally of some 2480km, which is still only half way across this great nation. I was able to achieve all the companies business goals for the trip, so on that note it was successful. Got me wondering though, why I am often left with a list of unfinished goals when I'm at home?

Flinders Highway Is that a corner or a mirage?
Answer: Lack of Distractions! One man alone in a car, travelling for over 2 hours between country towns. So a goal centred approach to business is good, but what of the boredom in between reaching those goals? Working a plan might be someone's idea of fun, but generally I find it tedious. So let's have a look by the side of the highway.

By the side of the road these wafer thin papery flowers bloomed after the recent cyclonic rains.

For those of you who have never been into the Australian plains before, this is what a water course looks like. There are very few defined rivers/creeks as such. The country is so flat that when one area is full of water it just spreads out to another area, hence the term channel country. 

Some of these channels are not even waist deep on me.

Mt Isa Town Centre
Here is a photo overlooking the city of Mt Isa. Notice how the town is built around a giant mine and mineral processing plant? It mines all the good stuff, you know those heavy metals like Zinc and Lead. WARNING: Do not drink the water! Gee we humans can be a silly lot. 

Looking toward the horizon, those mountains in the distance are about an hours drive away. No traffic or stop signs to slow me down either. The vast emptiness is somehow calming and sheer scale the landscape, well that's why we call it Big Sky Country.

Look closely and you can see the curvature of the planet out here. It truly is amazing out here.
I hope you too are able to put away the distractions and focus on achieving your goals this week. Until next time.

Let's Drive,


  1. And you're taking me there when? It's been so long since I saw the NT sign.

  2. I get the impression there was not a lot of traffic on these roads. As I have never been to Australia it helps to get the glimpses through your camera. You take great pictures.

  3. Thanks for the compliment Victoria.
    Traffic? Maybe one car/truck every 10 minutes or so.