Hello ST Think-Tankers. We were having some technical difficulties, but have gotten them resolved, so we are back.
Here goes Blog Quote #466...
"When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is honorable to reach the second, or even the third rank."
-Cicero BC 55-
Can you believe this was stated over 2000 years ago? Kind of reminds me of the quote to shoot for the sky.. as you know, the sky is the limit. If you miss, you may hit the stars. In other words, when you raise your expectations, your results almost ALWAYS follow higher up the ladder.
How about Cicero's choice of words? Second or third is HONORABLE. In today's world when so much emphasis is placed on WINNING, it's refreshing to hear that not only coming close is good, but honorable. Hey, no matter what your trying to accomplish, just sheer numbers wise- its brutally tough to be number 1 let alone all the time. Consider the Boston marathon- with tens of thousands of participants. Only one winner.
As Coach Wooden says, "You're a winner if you give it your all. If you try your hardest and give it your personal best."
Wooden and Cicero. Two pretty smart men!
That's my view...what say you?