Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Even heroes need support

Many people are still in shock over the defeat of a "living legend" - Ronda Rousey

I am not a UFC or an MMA fan, but can't help but admire those who make it to the top of their game and are living examples of the benefits of hard work,grit and determination, 

Media sensation? Overrated athlete? A true story of overcoming all the odds? Call her what you want, but the admiration she has drawn from people around the world is serious business. 

That's why it was heartening to see how she was treated in this video and is being treated even by who si possibly her nemesis.

Getting back to the video, it's hards to say if the people wishing her well or are just rubbing it in (making her feel worse). Watch the video and decide. 


Monday, November 2, 2015

Make believe it's your first time

How do you keep the fire of your passion burning?~

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In a society where individuals are literally summoned to find or to have a passion (who has never been asked "What's your passion?"), little room has been given to talk about the challenge of keeping the passion alive. 

Probably the best way to do that is to do whatever you do as if it were the first time. There is usually something magical and at the same time petrifying about a first time experience, but what moves us is the almost uncontrollable desire to get things right, to meet expectations (ours and of others), to rock the show, to bring the house down, to hit the ball out of the park, to sweep others off their feet. I can go on and on with idioms about causing a good impression. 

If we can call up our memory of that first time we did something, we can do that job again and again with nearly the same enthusiasm and gusto from way back then.

How else can we keep the fire of our passions burning? 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sharing is a two-way street

If you want to share, you have to be willing to listen.  

What do you want to share?

Thanks to #sunchat, @jschwartzcen, @TLBoudell, @BarbaraGruener