The Mark of Squaw Sachem
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26
times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed
over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
- Michael Jordan
Thanks to Balzac for this great insight by basketball legend, Michael Jordan.
The interesting fact is that we have unlimited strikes at the plate... we have unlimited downs to make a touchdown. We just have to keep stepping up to the plate and take our swings. You won't be remembered by the number of swings you took, only by the hits that you made.
So... just keep running plays.
Man, the weeks are spinning by. The Sundance school is progressing acceptably, except for some asshole who creeped out the Building Dept. I'm not going to mention his name, but we'll keep the cross hairs on him for years to come. Bad move on his part, and he'll never know what hit him when the time comes. I'm not vindictive, but that m-----f---- is going down.
Now for the Nanepashemet Peep of the Week Selections.
I was tempted to break the rule on the animals given the last two posts, but you have to keep some standards. It would be nice, though, if someone used the Lagavulin loophole one of these weeks.
From Investor's Business Daily.
Always be positive. Think success, not failure. Beware of a negative environment.
Write down your specific goals and develop a plan to reach them.
Goals are nothing without action. Don't be afraid to get started. Just do it.
Go back to school or read books. Get ` training and acquire skills.
Success is a marathon, not a sprint. Never give up.
Get all the facts, all the input. Learn from your mistakes.
Don't let other people or things distract you.
Following the herd is a sure way to mediocrity.
No person is an island. Learn to understand and motivate others.
BE HONEST AND DEPENDABLE; TAKE RESPONSIBILITY
Otherwise, Nos. 1-9 won't matter.
The weekend will be killed because I will have to go to Darwin Saturday and finalize the draft network services submittal, and we have customers going to the Patriots – Jets Playoff game in the Darwin Box at Gillette Stadium. You have to meet the customers at the Box and act like you enjoy all of the eating, drinking, and climate controlled playoff football action. I don’t know how I’m going to pull it off.
Between Darwin, Sundance, the Boatbuilding Book and a couple of other entrepreneurial exploits, wouldn’t you think that I would be raking in the dough with all of these irons in the fire? My rake must be missing some tines.
Can’t see much hope in gaining some hours on the nineteen estimated to be left in interior sanding on the Tender. Maybe one or two on Saturday afternoon.