Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sometimes To Win, You Have To Expect To Lose

A "seven weeks in seven days" course. Opted to take the exam on the eighth day. 30% pass rate on the first attempt. 60% is a passing grade. You get 3 hours.

75 minutes later: 83.3%

So, yeah. That happened yesterday.

I am a leaf on the wind.  Watch how I soar.

In retrospect, I took the counterintuitive approach of, "Fine.  If I fail, I'll count it as a test run and take the exam until I don't."  I've had too much of the "FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION" mentality shoved at me.  "Failure" is always a possibility if that's what you perceive getting it wrong or not quite right is.  "Getting back up" is the first and best response.  Learning from the "failure" is the best way to move forward.

The best "fail".  A LOT.  It's just that they keep at it until they get it right.

Meanwhile, I'm giving a fist bump to my sci-fi soul brother, who, ironically, lost everything in succeeding at an impossible feat.  But even in his final moments, he was a leaf on the wind and we loved how he soared.

I love you, man!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Oh, Serenity...

Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: But it ain't all buttons and charts, little albatross. You know what the first rule of flying is? Well, I suppose you do, since you already know what I'm about to say.
River Tam: I do. But I like to hear you say it.
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: Love. You can learn all the math in the 'Verse, but you take a boat in the air that you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurtin' 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
River Tam: Storm's getting worse.
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: We'll pass through it soon enough.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Significance - The Common Theme [or When The Universe Speaks, Listen]

According to FB, I posted a version of this exactly two years ago.  If there is anything that I've come to understand, it's to pay attention to patterns. 

Listen and learn.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Significance In The Form Of A TBT

Thank you, NIKE, for giving Janet Champ a platform for a narrative and message that I have returned to for 25 years.  Most of all, thank you, Ms. Champ for crafting and sharing such a beautiful and enduring message!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Turning The Tables

“When you were born, you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you're the one who is smiling and everyone else is crying."


Tuesday, October 13, 2015