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Daily Obstruction: State of Being and Process of Becoming

23 Aug

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State of Being and Process of Becoming

 

Defeat is not failure.  Failure is giving up, not trying, dropping out.  Failure is a mental state.  Defeat is part of a process.  One can be defeated but not be a failure.

Daily Obstruction: Misadventure

18 Aug

 

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Misadventure

 

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained,” the saying goes.  Sometimes the only thing gained is pain, disappointment, and bitter knowledge.

Daily Obstruction: Apprenticeship

16 Jul

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Apprenticeship

 

 

Every day God paints anew upon the blank canvass of the sky.  It’s not that God is trying to “get it right,” but simply painting for painting’s sake.  Every moment the sea undulates and crests and crashes upon the shore, not in order to make the perfect wave, but simply because that’s what it does.  Art abounds, art surrounds us, art is us.  What can we learn from all the various masterful art instructors?  Do what comes naturally, and fear not the “correct” way, the “perfect” product, the “right” result.

Daily Obstruction: Try, Fail, Repeat

10 Jun

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Try, Fail, Repeat

 

It’s been said that the definition of stupidity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different result.  Unfortunately, that’s also a very apt description of the learning process.

Daily Obstruction: Negative Feedback

4 May

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Negative Feedback

 

I don’t deal well with not being perfect.  It’s one of my imperfections and it drives me crazy.

 

Daily Obstruction: A Solution for Every Problem

7 Apr

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A Solution for Every Problem

 

“Every problem has a solution.”  That sort of thinking is half the problem.  The other half of the problem is that often the solution to trenchant problems is almost as painful as the problem itself.

 

Daily Obstruction: By Indirections

28 Mar

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By Indirections

 

If all forward progress took a direct route, then no cars would be equipped with the ability to go in reverse.