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an arrow missing its target

Making mistakes is a part of the human condition. How you choose to deal with it determines whether you will eventually become a charismatic leader or a bitter old man.

Most people associate a variety of negative emotions with making mistakes. They feel stupid. Embarrassed. That their pride has somehow been wounded. Frustrated. Angry. Sad. But is all of it really necessary?

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Cloud mountain

“If you always put limit on everything you do, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
-Bruce Lee

Most people view life as a mountain they have to climb. Their hope is that once they’ve reached the top, they can then take it easy, forever. For most, the summit promises a wife and kids, a stable job, and a big house where they can just relax for the rest of their days. After they have “made it,” there is an expectation that nothing will change. They cling to this expectation, but when it is smashed to pieces by reality, they are thrown into an emotional whirlwind. However, for the few that choose to take the journey to mastery, to excellence, to a lifetime of learning, the path bestows growth, happiness, and purpose. The world always moves, always changes, always evolves. As it does, those who have chosen to seek mastery will move, change, and evolve with it.

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Michelangelo's David

Yesterday was my birthday and I just turned… older. Unless you’re a child anxious to grow up or a senior looking to break a century, most people don’t actually look forward to the irreversible accumulation of years. It means slower metabolism, wrinkles, hair loss in places you should have hair, and hair growth in places you should not have hair.

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A Sunset on the Beach

Happy Birthday To Me!

Yesterday was my birthday and I am now officially old!

My weekend celebration was the best one of my life, although my friends make fun of me because I seem to say that about every year. It really was an unforgettable weekend stuffed with savory foods, strong drinks, generous friends, and a healthy dollop of novelty. But last night before hitting the sack, I had a hell of a time trying to sleep. I may not be an old man yet, but I definitely am getting older. And I couldn’t shake the realization that no matter what I do, time marches on.

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