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Life is a strange, strange thing. A person can say something, a variation of a message merely said differently, it may not immediately click. Sure, the message sounds good and it makes sense, but maybe the timing isn't right, or the person isn't ready to hear it. It could be anything.
Well, a husband and wife, who so happened to be the first folks to ever look like me to occupy the highest office in the land for the past eight years, are riding off into the sunset and they have helped inspire me to not just do the best possible, but to be great. Being good, or perceived as good at something, hasn't been good enough for the longest and will definitely never be good enough anymore.
Where the life being a strange thing aspect comes from is that the way things have started this year in terms of doing new work in a different place with different faces. The ingredients are there to do just that: to be great, to seize the moment, to not be afraid to make a mistake, to be confident knowing that, depending on the scenario, one step back could mean two steps forward.
This form of improvement is not about going from decent to average, or average to good. It's to get to the best, to greatness, to being legendary. It's all in the name of assisting others in a way that others did when the shoe was on the other foot. There is no plan B.