If at first you don’t succeed, then try, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson was a British educational writer. Wikipedia credits him with writing the proverb (to be read with full British accent…)
‘Tis a lesson you should heed;
If your clothes catch on fire, then stop, drop and roll.
That’s planning at its simplest. Imagine the emotion of such an experience.
You feel heat, notice flames. Pain begins surging through your brain. Melting skin. Thoughts of death. What would your reaction be?
You might be tempted to run fast…
“Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.”
Remember that chant? It’s straight from the pages of Playground 101: How to “strike back” when insulted by others. The playground could get ugly. Insults flew back and forth across the schoolyard.
“Hey, four eyes!”
“You’re such a spaz!”
History tends to repeat itself unless we are paying attention.
For decades, I have invested the early days of January to stroll back through the past 52 weeks. The objective is to capture substantial moments in the Story, destined to be lost, unless we intentionally capture the highlights.