Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Day 4.98 Truth & 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.