It Isn’t A Race

“Life moves pretty fast.  
If you don’t slow down, 
you could miss it!”

                                                           – Ferris Bueller

The front nine did not go well.  As I took the 10th tee, my partner said, “Wait a minute!  Before you hit, step back, see your line, and breathe.  Now, slow down your backswing and let the club do the work.  This isn’t a race!”  I followed his instructions and hit one of my best drives of the day.  The back nine was much better played and more enjoyable than the front. 

Are You a Superspreader?

 

Had I been asked in 2019 to define the term, “Long-hauler”, I would have responded, “A truck driver who, while on the road, must spend at least one night in the cab of his truck or in a motel.”  I would have said that “Zooming” means quickly moving from one point to another, and WFH was an abbreviated text for “What Fu#@ing Happened?”.  In addition to everything else, COVID has impacted our vocabulary – a long-hauler is someone with long-lingering illness symptoms attributed to COVID; Zooming is a video communication practice commonly used for social and business interaction and the letters WFH mean “Work from Home”.  

A Better Version

My mission?  Being myself.  Helping others.
Becoming a better version of myself!

The other evening I received a software update for my iPhone.  Version 14.4.1 was now available and installation would provide me with important security updates.  Likewise a recent update for my watch (os 7.3.2) addressed memory corruption issues with improved validation (I wish the same update was available in a pill form, as my memory corruption issues seem to be more frequent with each passing birthday.).  Like so many other businesses, Apple recognizes that in order to keep its market share, their products must be in a state of continuous improvement.  

Driving Out the Snakes

“May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.”

This coming Wednesday we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The day is usually celebrated with a “wearing of the green”, parades, celebrations, traditional meals and lifting a glass or two in  remembrance of the man who, according to legend, stood on an Irish hillside and delivered a sermon that drove the island’s serpents into the sea. Some scholars believe the snake story is an allegory for St.

Taking Stock

“Too busy is a myth!
People make time for the things and people
that are important to them.”

For the past few months I’ve pursued a personal growth program that focuses on mind, body, and spirit.  Participation requires a willingness to push oneself and be pushed by a team, a hunger to pursue challenges that demand growth, a motivation to serve something greater than the individual, and a desire to be an active part of a real community of people driving each other a little harder.