Dare To Be Remarkable

The beginning of a new year rocks because it gives me an excuse to ignore that list of things I have to get done, the other list of things I should do, and that crumpled, worn out, stale, and guilt-ridden list of things I know that I'm never going to get done. Instead, I can start a new list with all the things I want to do.








Like make an F-15 (see comments) do this.














Or sneak into Robert's garage and take his AWESOME Mustang Bullit for a joy ride.








If you have teenagers, you probably know that being a teenager today can suck the BigZucchini. No matter what you do, you're WRONG. To keep her sanity, my teenage daughter tacked this quote onto her bedroom wall:

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who are we to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous.

Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won’t feel small around you. We were born to manifest the glory that is within us. It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone. And when we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.




You may recognize it from the movie Coach Carter spoken by the character Timo Cruz.


But according to the website Date to Be Remarkable, it was written by Marianne Williamson and used by Nelson Mandela in his inaugural speech as president of South Africa.

I didn't know that.

I still owe you an explanation of BigAdmin's collections, and that will come this week. But I wanted to begin the new year with a wish that in 2010 you, BigAdmin, and the kick-butt, take-names technologies we play with will dare to be remarkable.

- Rick
Comments:

What an awesome 'Stang that is... :)

Posted by Robert B. Weeks on January 13, 2010 at 12:10 AM CST #

it's F-15, not 16 ;)

Posted by Michal Kowalik on February 01, 2010 at 09:19 PM CST #

doh! Thanks for the correction, Mike. I hang my head in shame!

I'm going to go back and correct the blog, but I'll leave this comment in here.

Take Care,

- Rick

Posted by Richard Ramsey on February 02, 2010 at 02:08 AM CST #

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