We all have memories of our various rites of passage, don’t we?
And Spring Break reminds many of heading to the beach to scratch that spring-fever itch.
And every year, it happens fast and tragically, like it did here, in Florida.
Teenagers, alcohol, and inexperience.
And a young man, so full of possibilities. The world was his oyster, no doubt having some “good times”.
Then a phone call.
A phone call.
A phone call at a family get together, to celebrate someone turning my age (50).
Can you even comprehend that phone call? I can not.
I’m praying for this family, the students, and any one else touched by senseless tragedy this week.
“Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.” — Robert Collier
What is the difference between confidence and arrogance?
What is the difference between self-assured and boastful?
What is the difference between succeeding and failing?
Odds are we’ll fail.
But at least now we know how to increase our odds for success.
“Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim”. — Graham Greene
Wow. Then what does it mean, “If your goal isn’t impossible, you’re not reaching high enough”?
Simply this: You can set the bar low and reach a goal, and then wonder if you could have done better, eventually living with a certain degree of regret for not trying harder.
Or, you can set the bar impossibly high, give it your absolute best, fail, yet live with the satisfaction and peace that you left nothing on the table.
There are no guarantees in life. But you already knew that, right?