One of my signature keynote stories involves a favorite television program of mine from the â€™70s and â€™80s, Fantasy Island. Predictably, near the beginning of each episode, viewers find the two co-stars on the beach, discussing the imminent arrival of each new guest to paradise, and their particular fantasy.
Suddenly, Tattoo looks skyward and excitedly says, â€œLook boss â€” the plane â€” the plane!â€ But, as I say to my audience, â€œin reality, Tattoo was misunderstood by Mr. Roarke, you, and me. Tattoo was actually saying â€˜the plan â€” the plan!â€™ Thatâ€™s why they messed up everyoneâ€™s fantasy. It wasnâ€™t a lesson in contentment. They simply couldnâ€™t find the plan!â€