Hello 2012

The cyclone has passed by.

Day two of 2012, day one of back-to-work, back-to-school. Missed my morning alarm, kept postponing it until it could be postponed no more. But yoga is good – listening to the revised, expanded Indian Anthem on my iPod, full volume – in midst of a dark 6am morning was a treat (but then there is only so much you can take of patriotism). And this was another treat, of a visual kind – a trypographically well crafted piece of work from Teresa Wozniack – her New Year’s resolves – mirroring most of mine (and others too, I think) except possibly lose 30 pounds…

 

2012-resolutions

More interestingness? An article (though nothing extraordinarily new) by Mark Cuban talking about how the only thing we can control in our own life is our efforts. Well said, some strong words to spur us to action early on in the new year.

What was more interesting is the comments in the footnote – ranging from the role of luck to the legitimacy of Mark (or others) as role models…no black or white answers – though the last comment by Helmut has an interesting quote by Calvin Coolidge on the importance of persistence:

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race”.

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