I don’t often get excited by bronze statues.
To be honest, bronze statues of basketball players are even less interesting. Despite being 6’4” tall, I’m more of a baseball guy.
But this statue of John Wooden, sitting just outside of Mackey Arena at Purdue University, had me reaching for camera. Not because he played basketball for my Alma Mater (though that is awesome), but because of the Success Pyramid that he developed before being named the “greatest coach of all time” by The Sporting News in 2009.
If you don’t know who John Wooden is, I’m not going to tell you. Look him up. You need to know about him, his legacy, and the principles he stands for.
She literally wouldn’t look at the camera.
I tried calling her name. I tried whistling. I tried making that funny clicking noise... you know, when you smile, press your tongue to the roof of your mouth, and suction air through the sides of your teeth (what the hell is that called?)
But when it’s photo time, Dottie turns her bulldog head to show her “good side.” She will not look at the camera. And there’s nothing any human being can do about it.
That’s just one of the quirks that make Dottie, Dottie. When you know that about her, you love her even more for it.
Dottie wasn’t trying, but this stubborn bulldog quirk of hers contained a bit of advice:
Some projects, like building a house, cleaning a garage, or building a military helicopter can be scheduled in great detail from start to finish.
Most projects cannot.
So does that mean you should give up? Should you run your next project ad-hoc, dealing with issues as they arise and hoping for the best?
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