Tuesday, August 10, 2010

What Do You Have to Lose?

Well I have to say that time is the biggest challenge in my life. I am trying to balance a team mates position with Bellevue Public Schools- work full time with Radiator Depot- and make time for a wife, 5 year old, 4 year old, and a 8 month old. To top it all off Time management is not the greatest strength for me.
Isn't that life though? I can either make it an excuse to not perform well or I can get after it and make a difference in my little world. Life is to important to waste just trying to survive and meet the minimum requirements. I want to succeed and I want to excel in my endeavors. I know that I will fail at some things- I don't care. Life is not about winning everything it's about the effort we put in to it. I talk everyday to people who are scared of taking a risk. What if they fail? What if it doesn't work out? I say it is better to find out than to spend your life wondering what if. Really what do you have to lose?

Monday, August 9, 2010

On Second Thought......

I like to re-read blogs. I get swiftly escorted back to the emotions and the thoughts that once were. As I get older sometimes I feel like I am losing all the zeal and passions of my youth. The "let's change the world" talk has tapered off and been replaced with "children can we not screech in the house" talk. My emotions though are still very much alive and the passions have not left- only they have been quieted a little with the concerns of money and food and now pre-school and kindergarten.

I watched a documentary on Tom Osborne yesterday. Understand I grew up border-line hating the Huskers. Really for no reason other than being from Colorado and having my then good friend leave for Nebraska on family vacation. He would wear the Huskers gear to school and we would all razz him for it. All that being thrown out there- I felt a deep respect and reverence for this man as I watched his life being recanted on this show. Working with the Team Mates program watching the people of that organization and getting an opportunity to see their values- well it made me believe that character does matter in a world of manipulation and a get money at any costs society.

I was reminded that the goal in life is to live from a value based conviction that centers itself around God. All the religious jargon and fancy ideas of how to and what if are no match for hard work and determination.

The first step to changing the world....... Show-up.