Don’t take me wrong – I like Margaret DeFrancisco and her team at Georgia Lottery; we’ve met, I’ve spoken at one of her meetings, and from all indications, they’re doing a fine job.
Here is my issue: money from Georgia Lottery is going to the HOPE scholarship to educate 1.1 million students. I just wonder how many of them are staying in Georgia and repaying the state with taxes from their income after they graduate?
This is a classic case of confusing vibration with forward motion – we celebrate the input, the activity, the immediate results, but completely neglect the output, the means to an end, or the desired results from our long-term efforts. The fact that Margaret and the Lottery are contributing is great – I’m just wondering what our Governor is doing to attract and retain jobs so these graduates can stay here?
Are you confusing vibration with forward motion in your efforts? What do you think maybe the answer?