Sunday, June 27, 2010

Failure to lift with the knees

Monday's failure to lift with the knees turned into a week long failure of almost everything else even remotely physical. While deconstructing the old bed frame I lifted a sizable & relatively heavy piece of plywood at a very odd angle, in which I didn't use my knees. Well .... didn't feel anything at the time, but later that day, a sharp twinge in the back that dropped me to my knees. Sigh, it was all downhill from there. A full week with virtually no physical activity except for constant stretching .... can't wait until Shinka tomorrow, its gonna hurt but I don't care. Solution to failures of this week .... lift with the knees, and stop getting old.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Failures of Last Week

Well, the most notable and obvious failures of last week would have to be not keeping up with my any of my blogs. I try and blame this on the mid-terms I had to write last week, but really, if I had managed my time properly I should have been able to keep up with them.

Guess that makes failure #2 time management as I only really accomplished 1/4 of the things I had wanted to do last week. How to fix this one I don't know, I've tried posting notes for myself, setting alarms, creating schedules ... just can't seem to stick to any of them .... freewill, impetuousness, and short terms wants always seem to win out. Ah well, at least it gives me something to work on.

Fail #3, failure to control my alcohol limit at a work function. I thought I was doing alright, but the next morning's tummy ache told me differently. Thankfully any of my misgivings at this staff function were greatly overshadowed by the outlandish behavior of others, but none the less, something to document in order for it to not happen again.

Every other fail of the week I'm blaming on mid-terms, which means they are bound to repeat themselves when I have round 2 of mid-terms in July, but I'm ok with that.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Failure of Title

First Fail of the day ... although somewhat intentional. The title of this blog sounds really bleak and depressing, like someone's checklist of why to kill themselves. I assure you it's not, although this is meant to be a list of daily failures, the purpose of the list is to point out what they are and how to build upon them. After all, our failures provide us the greatest learning opportunities of all.

Don't believe me? Let me point it out then. If your really good at something ... do you ever really practice it? if you do, you only get a marginal return on your investment. However if you try and fail something, your learning opportunity is vast and you can increase your learning by untold amounts.

Hehe, Fail #2 of the day, meant to give an example to illustrate in the previous paragraph and rambled on instead. Here's the example: Your good at breathing, most people are, it's something that most don't think of or practice at. And if for some reason you do practice at it, your going to increase your skill marginally. However .... fail #3, can't think of anything to compare that to .... Ooh I got it now. However, most people aren't good at fighting and in-fact fail / lose their first fight. By failing at it they will analyze why they lost and in turn devise alternate strategies for the next time they are in that situation hence forth increasing their skill level monumentally.

Thats it for now, can't wait to see what else I fail at today.