I recently signed up for a business coach. He told me not to ask “how” something was to be done but ask “why” I wanted it to be done in the first place. Doesn’t make sense? Seems like bullshit? Maybe you’re right. Maybe you’re just not ready. All that matters is that it resonated with me. I went home that night and watched the season 5 finale for Breaking Bad to prep myself for the upcoming finale, and I noticed…Walter White did not ask his mignons how they would accomplish a mass murder. He had a vision for what needed to be done and he simply told them that they needed to make it happen. He knew the why so the how did not much matter.
Fast forward a couple of months and AMC’s Breaking Bad is finally over; it is a bit bittersweet. I loved the finale, loved that Jesse Pinkman is finally free from Walt and from the white supremacist gang, and loved that Walt died surrounded by the things that made him come alive. Now, Walter White was a grade A asshole most (all?) of the time. Through the years, I have had a love/hate relationship with him. Recently, however, regardless of whether I hate him or love him, I have come to admire him. That’s right. I said it. He is a bad man. He ruins lives. He is compelling and he knows what he wants.