Why it is ok…

The team was down by 2, there was less than five seconds on the clock, both feet were behind the three point line, the player pulled up and missed the shot. He started to hang his head and started to feel down but his team mates wouldn’t let him they cheered for him and made him feel like the champion.

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed

Michael Jordan

In 2007 I took my kids to the movies to watch the Disney movie, “Meet the Robinsons”. The movie was all about an orphan boys adventure traveling through time. The boy was a scientist and when he traveled to the future he meet a pretty strange family. One member of the family was working on something and when he helped that family member he did not actually fix the problem but made it a little worse. The family saw the failure the boy stood with bated breath and then the family cheered concerning his failure.

Do not be afraid to fail. I worked for a few years in a manufacturing plant, The plant had hourly goals for production and when goals were meet they were marked as green. One of the engineers told me something interesting. He said that, “we learn way more from from red hours than we do green ones”.

Today you and I and everyone everywhere will fail let us all learn adjust and try again and despite our failures we will be champions.

“Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” ― Oprah Winfrey

Squeeze it

No one dies from old age. There is a pretty interesting take on this idea that no one dies from old age in this article. The Live Science article is an interesting and short read and basically lets us know that everyone dies from injury or disease not old age. There is no expiration date or guarantee to a persons mortality.

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Thinking about how no one really dies from old age got me to thinking about an older news story about Google and the company Calico. Gizmodo broke the story in 2013 introducing the world to Calico. Calico is a company founded by Google with the mission to understand aging and life span. That’s a pretty big swing! Based on some of the drugs and publications from Calico it looks as if they are cracking this age thing.

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Calico has money, scientists, doctors, mathematicians all working on longevity. Me and probably everyone reading this do not share these resources so, what can we do if anything about aging and the injuries’ or diseases that come with it?

Obviously we can and should use the resources we have to reasonably protect ourselves and loved ones and then we should live the best life we can while we are on earth!

“Make the most of yourself–for that is all there is of you.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

— Maya Angelou

“How noble and good everyone could be if, every evening before falling asleep, they were to recall to their minds the events of the whole day and consider exactly what has been good and bad. Then without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day.”

— Anne Frank
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I am a huge sports fan and I truly enjoy watching basketball. In basketball there is a clock, the clock is counting down and when it reaches zero than the game is over. I see elite athletes and they understand that the real competition is not them versus the other competitor but them versus the clock. The elite athletes push themselves and their team to score as many points as they can in the time that they have. I think this is a great way to live life.

Life as well as you can as much as you can while you can.