I see the finished product or result of a world class artist, musician, or athlete, and I try to understand how they became so talented. We see the grace and beauty of the movements, combined with the power and strength. We can see the vision of creation, moving pieces of art or music that soothe…… Continue reading Always Learn From Your Failures
The idea of continuous improvement should always be at the forefront of your thoughts, plans, and actions regarding a career. Job types or industries do not matter. Someone can be an assembly line worker, or an executive. What everyone shares in common is the need to continuously improve. Failure to do so will only cause…… Continue reading Continuously Learn and Grow
Why is it that some people can position themselves to be in key positions? The ability to always be in the right place at the right time seems easy to these people. It seems as if they can leap from one wildly successful venture to another with seemingly little effort. Maybe there lucky breaks involved,…… Continue reading Preparation
“Earth is humanity’s cradle, but you’re not meant to stay in the cradle forever.” – Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Dreams require planning, work, and progress. Once, humans stared in wonder, looking at the moon and only could rely on imagination as to what it would be like to travel there. A dream of science fiction fancy for…… Continue reading To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone…
Sometimes it seems as if we live in a “dog-eat-dog” kind of world. Cutthroat business practices are often glamorized and encouraged. People can be set to fail, or to be left behind by those who possess more knowledge and experience. In this mindset, knowledge is leverage to use to keep others from competing, or to…… Continue reading Gratitude Journal Day 13, Those Who Teach Others
There’s always a tendency to discredit knowledge and geniuses from the past. We have access to an abundance of scientific information and data today, and it’s very easy to pass judgment. We may think they were ignorant, or just didn’t know any better. However, it’s always important to fully appreciate the context of the time…… Continue reading The Legacy of Eratosthenes
The wonders of the universe fascinate me. The vast, seemingly immeasurable distances of time and space never ceases to astound and amaze me. I walk out in the darkness, and gaze upward most of the time. On a clear sky, I look up to see the stars, planets, and the moon, and am filled with…… Continue reading Share Your Passions
Do we live in such an angry world? Are things spiraling downward into chaos, a world where people cannot discuss or tolerate anyone who is different? Sometimes I think this is the case. People are bickering at alarming levels at political rallies and debates. Mobs of people are marching for various protests, and come into…… Continue reading Life and Times in an Angry World?
The train was out of control, speeding down the tracks towards the tight curve running through the small town. The villain fried the electrical systems, and the train, which happened to be carrying nuclear waste, was going to crash. The hero stirred, rubbing his head from the blow, staggered to his feet. He shook the…… Continue reading MacGyver: Both Noun and Verb
I was the classic under-achiever back in high school skimming by with the least amount of effort, and being happy just passing. Needless to say, when I graduated, trying to get into college was a challenge. Luckily for me, there was a program at North Carolina State University that was designed for people who wanted…… Continue reading Keep Learning!