Well, the marks are not in, so there is no champagne- yet. We have been chopping wood and carrying water, and now we are more enlightened and will continue to chop wood and carry water.
9 1/2 classes left. Celebrate the small, and march forward.
The MBA has swallowed much of my time, and dropping from Toastmasters was the latest victim to the gaping maw of RRU. And now a late blog post. Sheesh. You may observe that there are not many comments on the previous blog posts, this blogging is truly is for myself, as for now. I still should be timely, though.
When you are going through change, the pieces most of value to your life will hang on, and be last to go, which should be the first to come back. So a timely post next time, back into toastmasters soon, and more diligence on the use of my time going forward.
_"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future... Because believing the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well-worn path..." Steve Jobs, Speech at Stanford
I bet Jobs would have become a philanthropist like Gates had he survived his cancer. My readings lead me to believe he wasn't there, and he had cancelled charity donations in his time with Apple. But the billions in profit being earned by Apple these days contradicts his creed in his last days. He would have wanted to invest profits back into his community. Because after winning the game of monopoly, it isn't as fun to keep playing. To horde that money, to keep the rich rich, to outsource everything to China, to not leave a legacy, to not build long term progress, to not have successors- that isn't the Apple that Jobs wanted. He needed to walk his path to get to where he wanted to go, but I can't see him staying with the way things are today after his passing. Stay true, hold the course, bear the hard storms, and when the day is won, don't take it with you to the grave- invest it forward, prepare others to embrace your vision, do more good than harm, pass the baton. That is how I Think Different.
Dieter Wentzel, CPHR