A Bridge Too Far

I don’t get to the movies much so I haven’t got a lot of memories of too many of them. But back in 1977 I went to see a war picture called “A bridge too far“. I don’t remember why I want because I don’t really like war pics.

It had a lot of great actors in it though. Guys like Michael Caine, James Caan, and the famous actor of  the Bond movies 007 Sean Connery.  This was a true story which took place in 1944 in the middle of the second world war.  It is known in history as “operation Market Garden”.

The Allies wanted to finish the war early and so poured everything into this operation. It didn’t go well. Not well at all.

Allied paratroops land in Holland 1944
Allied paratroops land in Holland 1944

The German forces were stronger than anticipated and in the end it was declared an “Allied operational failure”.  Now we know it was the worst in history with over 17,000 casualties. One of the bridges they were trying to capture was just too darn far.

Kind a bit-off-more-than-we-can-chew type of thing.

Ever have one of those? I have, and it used to stress me out to the nines. It can do a lot of damage to your mindset that’s for sure.

Lucky I took this a long time ago and now I get an automatic buffering effect whenever a bad turn happens. It’s still not a cake-walk but it allows me to stay on track.  A lot better than the alternative.

More power to you.

A Bridge Too Far

Failure is our friend.

Chart showing ups and dows in progression
Failures are an integral part of all success

You know I have been leaning lately to the fact that failure has tons to do with how we arm our mindset from the strain future failures.  It always looks like failure is getting the bad wrap of causing all the collateral damage when it really plays an important role in the production of all of our success events.

Today, let’s give failure an even portion of our appreciation. I Know that it seems to hurt us but I’ve come to the point where I now realize the truth.

Failure is our friend. Success our hero.

I’ll coin this:

Compared to success a failure is much more fulfilling. At least after I have one I don’t want another soon after.

More power to you

…David