Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Fail Big Now, Win Big Later

Daily, we all have the opportunity to add to our future. Reading, writing, playing and solving problems are all necessary ingredients for success.  From Thomas Edison to the Wright Brothers, they knew and embraced failure, getting them closer to success. Missing one night of reading is not failure, but just another opportunity to start again.

I don't usually share too many videos but this one struck a chord.  It reminded me to embrace and push to the point of failure.  Failure becomes the landmark of growth, getting better and final success.

 @kickgenius shares motivational and insprirational thoughts, media and attributes for all of us in the people industry.  After watching that video, we see the chance for success and the opportunity for growth and advancement happens AFTER many, many apparent failures.  Muscle memory, learning, and overcoming the unknown are the best ways to take things to the next level. Asking students, teachers ourselves and others to learn means we may also be asking them to fail!

Failure is not permanent. Some call it the First Attempt In Learning.  Some think champions never fail.

What is your favorite thing about FAILURE?

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Define "Busy"

Define Busy:

 These fireworks have a lot going on, all at the same time.  
For entertainment value, that probably draws more attention and attracts a larger share of the market.
For life situations, it sounds like stress.

 “Busy” is when...
you cease to live a life that is proactive and intentional, 
and begin living one where life happens to you. 
Your behavior becomes reactionary, 
your life lacks fulfillment and eventually, even lacks basic maintenance.

Do you run your life or does your life run you? 
In the heat of the busy schedule, we must take time, carve time, schedule time or even steal time to ensure we take mental, physical and psychological care of ourselves, before we can serve others to the best of our ability.

Airplanes and Mt Everest
For instance, the stewardess on the plane instructs us to put on our own breathing mask before we try to take care of those others around us.  Sagas from mountaineering condone leadership that puts personal care as a high priority when determining the good of the group. 

All these expressions, quips and cute little quotes remind me that our life is ours and sometimes we have to say no to the good so we can say "yes" to the great.  We must balance the important, vital, urgent and necessary.

Myself included.

Are you living without margins in your life?  Please take care, prioritize and put margins in your life, at all costs.