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Winning by losing in 2019-A plan to fail.

Posted on Jan 1, 2019 in Life

So I came up with this really ambitious plan for 2019 and already missed the mark on day one. Perfect! I did not forget, I tried, I just could not make it happen. And that is completely cool because this year I did not make any resolutions, only intentions. YAY! Off the hook! This intention thing is a much better deal – I get the excitement and challenge of reaching and working for things, sans the self-berating if I miss the mark.

Which is good, because I have a little problem with moderation. Going big usually what I do, and this year is no exception, well except I actually managed to intimidate myself this time around. Anyway, attached is my plan, since writing more is on it I will likely keep track of what does (and does not) happen so that should be fun and embarrassing.

One particular item bears some explanation – my intention to fail at dating. I know, right? It’s great! I was so inspired by Emily Winter’s piece in the NYT’s (https://www.nytimes.com/…/writers-rejections-resolutions.ht…) about winning by losing. Rejection = victory. Maybe if I am lucky I’ll have an epic fail at this intention!

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. Remember that our sons and our grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty – Daniel Burnham (1907)

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