A for Effort?

They say that second place is more aggravating than third. The same feeling goes for missing the bus by a hair. It probably would’ve been better had you not seen the bus in the first place and avoided that costly step in the mud altogether.

Seeing is believing. Whether the idea exists in your head or in reality, you can imagine the execution. But trying is a really an uncertain game. Making an effort never guarantees success.

Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. – Lao Tzu

The only thing you can control in failing is your reaction. You either mull over regrets or accept the facts and do better the next time, or both.

Of course, sometimes you just get plain screwed. Those moments are the worst of all because there's nothing you can do about it.


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How much do you care?

The simple act of caring already puts you ahead of the rest of the pack.

Lack of care, or laziness, leads to weak efforts, missed opportunities, and failure.

Your best work needs passion, even if you have to fake it.

“When you’re enthusiastic about something, you keep going.” – 

Even if you don’t care, Care.


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Timing is Everything

Traffic lights are supposed to flow.  Stopping and starting at continuous red lights is unproductive and can be unsafe.  Once you know a route’s timing, you’re likely to speed up just so you can make the impending red light.  You never even see the yellow.  

Time is precious.  We get frustrated when someone else dictates it.  It seems that the only way to get ahead is to break the rules and risk a ticket or drive on the edge and risk an accident.  But everyone is playing the same game so by mutual agreement safety comes first. 

The challenge is advancing swiftly within the boundaries while everyone else goes slow and follows the herd.  Yet there's still hierarchy.  When is the right time to speed up?


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