Begin again in 2011

“Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, Henry Ford and Happy New Year banneronly this time more wisely.”

-Henry Ford

Famous Friday Quotivations #7for December 31, 2010.

Every Friday I choose quotes that I think are motivating or inspiring.

Well well… here we are the last day of 2010.

The quote above from Henry Ford speaks about renewal.  That’s why I choose it for today.

The failure quotient this year for me was high and that’s a good sign.

That simply means that in 2011 I will be that much closer to being worthy to drink from the golden cup of success.

I have endured therefore I am.

The evil of the enduring and continual learning curve has not claimed this here guy.

Won’t either.

I must keep going towards my goal of creating the best way of telling the story of how anyone can become “immune to failure” and beat the odds of becoming a worthless statistic on the road to success. I predict that I will do it in 2011. (Watch for my new DVD: Immune To Failure Essentials in the new year.) In fact just yesterday I made this point clear to copywriter and fellow blogger John Breese.

Is your time-line too long?

In reality it isn’t the curve of learning that does us in. The death of our ambitions is dashed on the rocky shoals of time. I’m not trying to be poetic here so let me explain a bit more.

We are all a bit impatient these days. This, after all, is the age of the microwaved five minute dinner, instant-on TV sets, video games that so easily let us start again even though we’ve been fatally cut down in a hail of laser bullets, and communications that…oh, don’t get me started.

Because of that need to feel impatient we are not at all accustomed to waiting it out by working it through. As a result we fail to see the vision of the future already completed as we would have it completed in our dreams. [I have always maintained that there is a difference between a dream and a vision but that is another issue.]

In other words… time itself will finish a lot of us off long before we are eligible to find ourselves waking up on the wrong side of the grass. Ambitions die with a silent whimper. After that we just go out and get our old job back (yuk!).

Not me though. Not now and not ever. Once this project is done I have a few others in my bucket to complete before the sky is darkened.

For now though I’ll continue on. Tomorrow is New Years day. You’ll find me here – same place same station – pounding this damn keyboard just as I have on any other day during the last 30-odd months straight.

Like Henry I want to start over tomorrow more intelligently than I did the day before when my head hit the pillow. I can only do that by going through a certain set of failures.

So tonight I will raise my glass and bless all the mistakes that have gone by the boards. Tomorrow is a new year and another day to start again.

I hope all of you who have ambitions will join me in turning them into a profitable future starting tomorrow.

Much success to you and to yours in the coming year.

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Our Historical Record

fossils can tell us much about the past
Fossils leave us evidence about the past

Mobius Monday Minute #8 – Dec 27, 2010

Cold hard history.

Heard a cool thing today on CBC radio.  Apparently they are dong some experimental research on osteoporosis and they are using… wait for it, 30,000 year-old woolly mammoth tusk!

Now I don’t have all the details but it has something to do with the fact that ivory turns quite translucent when it ages. The researchers will slice very thin sections off the tusk and use them for comparison studies.

The Yukon-based paleontologist Grant Zazula was taken aback by the whole idea. He never imagined in a million years that he would be able to assist medical research.

On the other side of the globe another paleontologist Abderrazak El Albani has written a commentary on the finding of a multicellular organism that pushes back the fossil record for such life forms to 2.1 billion years ago and suggesting that these forms of life existed 200 million years earlier than scientists had thought.

El Albani, of the Université de Poitiers in France, said his team had simply been looking to study the sediments at the black shale formations in Gabon, in west Africa, when they came across the fossils.

That’s the thing about history.  It has a way of giving us secrets we would have missed otherwise.

But, unless you’re a paleontologist, how much can you really care about some old bones or a clump of rock with some fossils in it?

Probably not much.

Let’s face it, the most relevant history is your own – especially if it relates to your past success.  That’s the only history that I’ve been working with for years. When a client chooses to step into my virtual machine and uses it to locate the vastness of energy that has backed his of her persistent achievement things get very interesting.

Find out more by checking this out.

More power to you.

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