Turning 5, tick-tock, how time flies!
Has the game changed?
What are we in it for? Why do we play?
Bread and butter. Security. Children, their future. Ourselves. Goals. Luxury. Whatever makes us tick.
Each time we tick, let’s tick better.
Mistakes mean learning. We’re seeing them as tuition fees, because mistakes cost money. They are the only real learning. You learn when you’re hit. You learn from the pain.
All other learning is – paper learning. It doesn’t translate into our DNA easily (or at all). For DNA-translation, there needs to be a biochemical change in the body. Metamorphosis. If paper-learning does that for you, well, you’re lucky. Count your blessings. To be envied.
Rewards bring hubris.
Hubris makes us vulnerable.
We get lazy and are caught napping. Off-guard. Hubris-condition coupled with big market-mistake can mean downfall. Don’t want to take names, but exactly this has happened to many.
What is it about success? What does it do to the human being? Why do we stop being ourselves once we succeed? Why do we stop learning once we succeed?
Yet, each one of us strives for success.
Can we remember to behave ourselves once we succeed?
What kind of behaviour are we talking about?
The same behaviour that paved the way for success. Can we maintain that same standard of behaviour? Why is that difficult? It becomes difficult because the after-party causes hangovers. Let’s just scrap the after-party. Let’s continue to be ourselves even after we succeed.
Instead of the after-party, let’s do something for society, for example. We can even pursue a constructive side-game, which has nothing to do with the main-game. It keeps us ticking on a different level.
It’s important to tick. The opposite of that is stagnation. Ticking means evolution.
Evolution means that the next time you take a shot, you’ve better at your game. You’ve evolved because of past learning. You are human capital, remember?