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How do you Know it is a Failure?

First, there is a story I want you to read, if you haven’t already. It is a favorite of mine.

Last night I made a commitment to myself to get up nice and early, do my morning routine (pray, read, journal, work-out, etc.), and catch the commuter bus to work so I spend the 50 minutes reading instead of being frustrated with traffic. At 6 AM the alarm went off and I was awake and ready to go. I promptly fell right back to sleep not to wake up until almost 8 AM.

I skipped my morning routine and rushed through the essentials (shower, eat, clothes, etc.) A little after 8 there was a phone call. You see, I was on jury duty this month, and last night was the first night I forgot to call in, and it was also the night my number came up. They were calling me to let me know I needed to be at the court house (which is 30 minutes away, but the opposite direction of my office) in one hour. Had I caught the bus there would have been no way I could have made it there in time (since Dawn would have had to drive 45 minutes to get me, then drive me 45 minutes to the court house.) Failure to show up is contempt of court.

So here I was beating myself up for sleeping in when it would appear that it was a blessing that I did. The moral of that story, and they one I linked, to is be present in the moment. Don’t judge an event as a failure, just look at the situation and decide what you can do now.

[Read more about my jury duty experience]

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous


    If you had to label your faith, what would it be (Christian, LDS, Catholic…)?

    Also, I’m interested in this Boise area developers deal. I signed up on Google Groups, so hopefully I’ll be seeing you there.


    Nathan Logan (

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