A Winding Road

I recently started working at a very different, unique and exciting company – Raizcorp.  We specialize in growing profitable business.  I am truly excited and look forward to all the new challenges.  I believe that my appointment is the culmination of various experiences and legs of a journey that have come together at the dawn of a new season.

The reason why I am writing about this is because of what I have noticed about the journey of life.  The winding road in the past few years have continuously challenged my expectations.  Just when I thought that I would make a left, the road turned right and when I was preparing to pick up speed there were many obstacles that required me to slow down and be patient.

I have learned to prepare rather than plan.  Although I still do plan, preparation has become my vehicle of choice.  I guess it is all part of the maturity process.  Here are a few points that I believe is important in the twist and turns of a winding path:

  1. Roll down the windows:  Let the fresh air of the moment into your life.  Learn to identify the new things and become excited by them
  2. Practice cornering:  The more you learn to enjoy corners the more you learn to enjoy life.  Life is mostly one set of corners after the others.
  3. Know your power and gears:  If you know when to increase speed and how quickly you will make the ride the best it can be.  Don’t over estimate your horse power and don’t understimate it either – use what you’ve got!
  4. Discs all round:  Make sure you have some really good breaks on your car because stopping at viewpoints is as important as picking up the pace.  Learn to enjoy the pauses in life, this is where you gain greater vision for the road ahead.
  5. Let it rip:  When the road is straight, the air crisp and the light as bright as it can be, floor it.  Don’t think, just enjoy it! 

Post Format: Chat

Abbott: Strange as it may seem, they give ball players nowadays very peculiar names.

Costello: Funny names?

Abbott: Nicknames, nicknames. Now, on the St. Louis team we have Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know is on third–

Costello: That’s what I want to find out. I want you to tell me the names of the fellows on the St. Louis team.

Abbott: I’m telling you. Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know is on third–

Costello: You know the fellows’ names?

Abbott: Yes.

Costello: Well, then who’s playing first?

Abbott: Yes.

Costello: I mean the fellow’s name on first base.

Abbott: Who.

Costello: The fellow playin’ first base.

Abbott: Who.

Costello: The guy on first base.

Abbott: Who is on first.

Costello: Well, what are you askin’ me for?

Abbott: I’m not asking you–I’m telling you. Who is on first.

Costello: I’m asking you–who’s on first?

Abbott: That’s the man’s name.

Costello: That’s who’s name?

Abbott: Yes.

Costello: When you pay off the first baseman every month, who gets the money?

Abbott: Every dollar of it. And why not, the man’s entitled to it.

Costello: Who is?

Abbott: Yes.

Costello: So who gets it?

Abbott: Why shouldn’t he? Sometimes his wife comes down and collects it.

Costello: Who’s wife?

Abbott: Yes. After all, the man earns it.

Costello: Who does?

Abbott: Absolutely.

Costello: Well, all I’m trying to find out is what’s the guy’s name on first base?

Abbott: Oh, no, no. What is on second base.

Costello: I’m not asking you who’s on second.

Abbott: Who’s on first!

Costello: St. Louis has a good outfield?

Abbott: Oh, absolutely.

Costello: The left fielder’s name?

Abbott: Why.

Costello: I don’t know, I just thought I’d ask.

Abbott: Well, I just thought I’d tell you.

Costello: Then tell me who’s playing left field?

Abbott: Who’s playing first.

Costello: Stay out of the infield! The left fielder’s name?

Abbott: Why.

Costello: Because.

Abbott: Oh, he’s center field.

Costello: Wait a minute. You got a pitcher on this team?

Abbott: Wouldn’t this be a fine team without a pitcher?

Costello: Tell me the pitcher’s name.

Abbott: Tomorrow.

Costello: Now, when the guy at bat bunts the ball–me being a good catcher–I want to throw the guy out at first base, so I pick up the ball and throw it to who?

Abbott: Now, that’s he first thing you’ve said right.


Abbott: Don’t get excited. Take it easy.

Costello: I throw the ball to first base, whoever it is grabs the ball, so the guy runs to second. Who picks up the ball and throws it to what. What throws it to I don’t know. I don’t know throws it back to tomorrow–a triple play.

Abbott: Yeah, it could be.

Costello: Another guy gets up and it’s a long ball to center.

Abbott: Because.

Costello: Why? I don’t know. And I don’t care.

Abbott: What was that?

Costello: I said, I DON’T CARE!

Abbott: Oh, that’s our shortstop!