Tuesdays with Mamarita
If you can make any sense out of all of these, please feel free to explain it all to me :)
When am in a funk and I need to get out of it, I remember my favorite joke in the whole entire world;
Two young men are on a bus sitting next to a woman who's got her stroller nearby, and one of the young men says to the other "Yo thats a f'ugly baby". To which the other responds "Thats a rude thing to say to a person" and then he smiles at the baby in the stroller turns to the mother and says "Your monkey is precious!!!!" Each time I think of that joke, I laugh so hard I whizz!!! It is my happy place :)
Today was an interesting day, in a turn of events I find myself heading back home after the installation of the training materials was completed thank you Mr IT person, I had burned some plastic on things I may need in the future I'm always prepared, DEAL WITH IT! and I was now at the subway station waiting for hte train, I had come down hastily and just moved to the end of the platform, I noticed that the platform was very crowded I don't remember the last time I left work before sundown...I'm not a workaholic so I thought I'd take the train going north as the platform seemed emptier, yes I'd have to get off and change trains but at least it wouldn't be as crowded or so I thought.
So the train comes into the station, it is relatively empty and I got on dreading the getting off and changing trains at a different platform part of it all, and then we started moving and I was so sad that I was on the wrong train and planned to get off and change once at the next stop, when all of a sudden we pull up to the next stop, and the operator announces our stop and no one ran out of the train in confusion and then I realized...I was on the right train which I got on accidentally just to avoid having to stand...it does pay to be lazy sometimes :)
One final thing before I leave, I think that failure at the early stages of one's life should be embraced, it may be easier said than done but let us face it, if you've faced "the worst thing that could ever happen to you" you go on thinking to youself "the worst is behind me now", you would be accostomed to it, know the feeling and well not accept it but know how to deal with it.
Think about the first time you got into trouble and how frightened you were you couldn't think straight and rather than get yourself out of trouble you probably just got into more trouble. I remember my old days as an "advocate"; the housemaster and I became very well acquainted as I knew him well enough to understand that he had a loud bark and the bite wasn't tough at all. I'd been in trouble, I had been punished and whatever was left now was just....well....cold ashes and so each time I marched boldly to his quarters during night prep and freed all my friends that were under punishment, why? I knew the worst that could happen because it had and everything else was just "not as bad".
Now am not saying you should purposefully loose or fail at whatever you are doing, I'm just saying welcome it early on in your endevours and learn to deal with it. Part of a process management practice at one of these Japanese plants was praising failure. I may be understating this, please do forgive me, and the Japanese have really helped the field of TQM a great deal...just saying So if you made a mistake you'd put up your name on a board with the mistake and if anyone could fix it for you, they'd change the issue to a smiley face and help you with it. In that way, you learn what you're doing wrong and not just go through life thinking you're doing everything right.
When you fall, you stand look behind you to see why you fell and well avoid that mistake in the future, someone once said "We fall down and we get up" When you fall, or loose, or relapse at something remember the "cause" walk on it and continue and in that way you look fear in the face and say you don't scare me. That being said, EAT A FAT JUICY UGLY FROG A DAY, it'll change your life and try to name 5 impossible things before breakfast and make them possible!!!!