Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Day 4.98 Truth & Beauty

As you know I am a sucker for a tight (and sometimes trite) phrase. To meet this criteria the object in such phraseology must embody two elements; Truth and beauty.

Truth and beauty.

It is not 100% necessary for the veracity to be altruistic. But it must apply to, and have relevance to, something important. To me. I am quite sure that when you hear the 'no pain - no gain' axiom, it is followed by a cringe. But it is true, SOMETIMES.

Likewise it is not absolutely mandatory that the zinger in question is a bona-fide beauty, as agreed to by the ruling majority. Fact is, all it really requires is a certain degree of cuteness slightly above the norm. After all, a weak tweener looks like a frozen rope in the baseball scorebook. Beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder (the eye-chart of triteness!)

Can we then say that truth is beautiful and beauty is truth? Yes, I believe we can.

So let's try some out for size and see how they fly. (boy after a hard day at the office do I love to mix a pitcher of metaphors!)

Play for the name on the front of your jersey, not the name on the back of your jersey.
    Two for two, a walk-off dinger.

Separate the wheat from the chaff.
    I have been using the 'separation factor' a lot of late to illustrate our training need to go where others won't. The chaff stops at the start of the out-of-comfort zone yet the wheat pushes past (to become - or win some - bread).

Show them how the cow ate the cabbage.
    Lead by example bovine truth and green-leafy beauty.

Let sleeping dogs lie.
    Might as well, should you disturb - they won't tell you the truth anyway.

Make the process a big part of your personalty.
    I really like this one. It is the 'enjoy the ride' of being here now. It is truthful and beautiful. Be the process.

We have a winner.

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