There aren’t too many days so emblazoned in our memories as July 20 is for me. Not just for one memorable moment, but two spectacular ones.
So, if you don’t mind, come along with me as I memorialize those wonderful moments and share some of the colorful details that intensify my own memory of those very special days … and maybe help you, as well, to memorialize those special moments in your life.
Sunday, July 20, 1958
My father was a minister so weekends were never our own. Saturdays for last minute preparation, Sundays for church.
We lived in Michigan and were huge Detroit Tiger fans. Detroit was several hundred miles away and between school, summer jobs and Dad’s work, we never made it to a game.
That is, until my Dad was hired to teach some courses at Boston University one summer and the family got to tag along for 3 weeks. While Dad was working, Mom dragged us all over town. We hit the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, Bunker Hill, Lexington & Concord and an endless array of the great attractions of Boston.
“Hey Dad, look who’s in town?”
I love this quotation.
It’s powerful in its simplicity while offering an indisputable reason for you to keep trying … NOT to keep thinking you can’t do it after a few failures.
What more can I say? Repeat this to yourself every time you stumble and your spirits and determination will be uplifted. Children eventually learn to walk no matter how many times they fall.
Have a wonderful July 4th holiday with family and friends.
I know you’ve heard this concept, often from me, probably from others.
Most of us have attempted something on our own that fell short … maybe you didn’t think you had time to build a team … maybe you were determined you didn’t need any help … but when that attempt went south, I’m sure that somewhere in the deep recesses of your brain, you thought … “I shouldn’t have tried this on my own.”
Start building … coaching … leading your team now. You’ll never look back.
When you do that, you’ll see the wisdom of this mantra:
Stay ready … so you don’t have to get ready.
I have been married forever to a beautiful woman and have one spectacular daughter who has dedicated her life to helping children with life-threatening illnesses.Read more ….