Normal versus average

Usain Bolt 2015 race calendar
Is Usain Bolt abnormal?


Normal versus average.

Normal is not measurable.

The average – or the mean – is measurable.

Big difference.

One is indisputable.

One completely depends on biased opinion.

Dear Son, never forget our discussion about normal yesterday.

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Instead, we are expected to do a great job…

art or bricks?
art or bricks?
art or bricks?
art or bricks?

…instead, we are expected to do a great job performing our job description.

Our job description requires we be trained to do what it describes. We are evaluated as being average, above average, or excellent. The wrong goal is to be excellent.

The real goal is to be an artist. And you know this deep down in your soul this is true.

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Are You Forgettable?

What Are You?
What Are You?

What are you, if you are anything but unforgettable?

  • Forgettable
  • Average
  • Ordinary
  • Plain Vanilla
  • Doomed

These things make a strong case for one target.  Unforgettable.

Overcoming Addiction

Overcoming Addiction.

Disney has taught me to analyze my leadership values.  And more than that, to analyze my leadership behaviors.

Funny thing is, my values and my behaviors were contradictory.

The other funny thing, I was clueless.  Seriously clueless.  The origin of the phrase blind spot comes from the fact that everyone can see it but one person – they have a blind spot.

Plus, everyone else is chicken to say anything, because confrontation is uncomfortable, and many times, ugly.

Who wants that?  Who needs that?  Not me.  Not you.  No one is lining up for that kind of stress.

So I confronted myself.  It was not ugly, but is was uncomfortable.  And then it was impossible.  I had suspected it for years, but only casually, because the truth would mean I had dramatic life-altering changes to make.

I’ll tell you more tomorrow, or maybe later this week.  We’ll see.  For now though, carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂