Dining with a doctor last night he pulled from his wallet a neatly folded scrap of article listing salaries of the top executives in the medical insurance companies. The list showed tens of millions of dollars paid out annually. As he spoke of his outrage and solutions he was pondering I asked him why he wasn’t publishing his insights.
“No one will listen,” he said.
“Publish them anyway.” I said.
“Why? When no one will care?”
Then I told him the story of Truth in Accounting- that I had met a woman years ago who told me she was going to uncover the truth in state and federal budgets, one state and one line item at a time until she knew the whole, unvarnished truth.
At the time I thought this woman was mad. After all this wasn’t the movie DAVE and then I thought “no one will listen.. to her in particular” even if she does – no chance in hell, manage to get it right.
She didn’t seem to notice the look on my face, nor did she notice the look on anyone else’s face who she told of this. She had just decided with absolute clarity to do this thing, line by line, state by state, item by item. It was not her dream. It was merely what she had to do and went about doing it.
And she did get it right, astronomically, stratospherically right.
Now people from all across the country from individuals to major publications are listening and taking note. Truth in Accounting has become the Institute for Truth in Accounting and it is a beacon of insight for all to learn and know.
There is a piece of an adage that says, sing like no one is listening, dance like no one is watching, love like you’ve never been hurt, and to this I’d like to add, do your thing like no one is judging – because in the end no one can judge what hasn’t been done..and what hasn’t been done might just be what you are supposed to be doing.