What a Glorious Time We Live In
How can you not appreciate the availability of a universal excuse?
Much as it pains my soul to give credit to someone whose thoughts I’d much rather steal… here’s what I consider the definitive “get off your ass and do something about it” dictum from someone that is practicing what they preach, the girls (or “ladies”, “women”… pick a descriptive noun of your liking) of Outspoken Media.
Without further fanfare, take a moment to read “It’s Not the Recession, You Just Suck”.
[And yes, this *will* be on the test.]
Yeah, sure… there have been better times in our economy, times when “showing up” was all that was required. For those that haven’t been paying attention, this ain’t one of ’em. That doesn’t mean we wring our hands and wish for a different time.
In golf you play the ball where it lies, in poker you play the hand you’re dealt. In whitewater canoing you ride the rapids that are present, not the water you’d prefer… and dodge the rocks that are really there. In life you work with the economic conditions you’re in, not those you long for.
Opportunity is *always* there for those that actively seek it out and act on it. Thanks for the reminder, girls. Only thing I could add to their message is the wisdom of our grandfathers…
You don’t learn a damned thing when you get kicked by the mule the second time.