Posted by: kerrywills | July 1, 2016

Collecting Shark Teeth


This week the family took a vacation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We had heard this was a great location to collect shark’s teeth so the kids were excited to look around for them. The first day we walked all along the beach at 6am and came back with some great shells, but no teeth. We did not really have a plan or know what to look for (beyond something that looked like a tooth). We then did a little more research to come up with a plan. We learned that if you look after low tide in areas with debris and shells, you can find them and they would be pointy and black. We had our plan and then executed it properly which meant Diligence in finding the right spots and Attention to Detail in looking for them and sorting through the piles (two of the principles in my Guiding Principles book).

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In the end, we found over 100 teeth during the week including one from a Great White Shark which was about 4 inches long. The morale of the story is that we do need to have the right plan and then execute on it properly if we want to meet our goals. Otherwise it becomes luck whether we find a tooth, or just handfulls of sand.

 

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