Today’s chapter was a short one, with the moral of never rest for long on one’s laurels. To this end the author told the story of baby eagles. How the nest is built out of thorns and then covered with not so pointy stuff. Then as the babies grow they remove the soft outer layer to motivated the little pen stickers to get them out of the nest. Then they tease the little guys by bringing them food just out of reach until the little buggers go for it and fly…. or not and we have less eagles. Okay so i added that last little bit. But you see the point, live is a unconformable struggle prompting us to grow and fly.
Wow that was good, i need to write that down…
12.1, What can i do in the next 48 hours to put me on the path for what i want to accomplish?
Start to read up on Perl, C# and QA best practices for Turbine, get an opening and closing on the new pod i have done with Tobril and company and get that up someplace. And compose my list of topics for my adult book idea. Wow that was a lot and it didn’t that very long to have answers. Does that mean something?
12.2, What idea have i gotten that could be worth more then a life time of hard work.
Well i don’t want to go in to too many details but have i talked about a my card sorting machine?
12.3, Am i the creator of circumstances or a their creation?
Both i think, right? I mean aren’t we all? There are times when we grab life by the horns and then times when we are getting dragged out of the arena. Think the trick is to keep getting up after we get speared and try again.
12.4, What seeds did i plant in my mind 5 years ago that brought me here today?
Well for one i thought that i had a life time career at Great Plains, think that was some soft bedding in my nest. I also think that i had the notion that as long as i was a certain level of profitable that i was golden. But if you challenge the wrong person while they are in the wrong state of mind then that is not true. I need that lesson in more often in less world crushing doses.
Oh shit that is the end of the book. Guess the time of reading and putting my mind at ease is over. Time to take what i have learned and fly. Guess tomorrow starts a dev diary?