Copy, paste, copy, paste. I just love
plagiarizing helping the community.
Tom LaRock challenged us to write an eleven word blog post and I couldn’t resist resurrecting an old theme. John Dunleavy (who plagiarized my posts last year) emailed me a while back to say he’d like to meet me at the DevConnections conference in Orlando and buy me a drink to apologize. I really admired his guts. It takes huge drawers to make that kind of request, and I respect that. We went out to dinner and had a wonderful time.
A wise man once told me that carrying a grudge is like swallowing poison and hoping the other guy dies. Another wise man told me that DevConnections feels like the PASS Summit, only without the backstage drama. Life is short enough as it is. We can’t succeed by forcing others around us to fail – and in fact, it’s often the opposite. I feel most successful when those around me succeed. I don’t want any event, blogger, presenter, or consultant to fail. I want us all to find our niche, our moral compass, and our happiness.
Life is a never-ending journey of learning our own lessons and helping those around us learn theirs. If people had given up on me when I made my first mistakes, I’d be homeless right now. I’m only here because my bosses and my peers saw enough value in me to be patient with my problems and help me get better. Every time that I can pay that forward is a success.
What can you do to mend a fence today and help someone become a success?