Learning to Fail

How do I learn? I use all of my senses.

I allow myself to risk failure while striving for greatness.

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I allow myself to fall.

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I take chances.

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I travel. And when I travel I ask questions. I also dye my hair. And I learn from that too- don’t dye your hair.

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I use my brain. And I study. And I read because I have to.

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I read because I want to.

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I try to see it all. From every angle.

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I listen carefully.

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I watch the successes of others and strive for their great accomplishments as well.

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I take in the world around me and allow myself to be humble that I am just a speck in the grand scheme of life.

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I believe in working with others and I believe that I can learn as a team.

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I allow myself to fall in love. Despite making myself vulnerable to another person. And sometimes love doesn’t work, but I learned from that too.

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I learn from the love of others. And from those who have far more experience in everything.

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I learn because I have a deep intrinsic need to, because I am appreciative of the world I live in. I have seen what life has to offer, and though at times, I have been jaded, I know that this world is whatever you make of it. When I allowed myself to risk failure I found that sometimes I will fail, but other times I will achieve whatever I set out to do. Taking the risk of failure in order to truly live makes it all worth it. That is how I learn.

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Being Dramatic on Broadway

Yesterday felt like an episode of 24. A very slow episode of 24… I seemed to do everything in slow motion, but I could hear the clock all day- if you don’t get this done, the whole world will end.

10 a.m.- roll out of bed

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10:01 – start my blog. Ponder it all for far too long- perfection is the goal, people!

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11:00 – Watch three episodes of South Park to prep minds for the night- Book of Mormon night!

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12:32 – Discuss going to the gym. Prior to our gym visit, I had a weird mix of motivation. Last night my girlfriends and I did Secret Santa, with each of us bringing a dish, needless to say, in the morning I had a slight food baby and I was slightly tired. The other side of me was saying, follow your motto… you will never want to go, so just do it- yep. That’s one of my mottos.

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12:37 – Go to the gym. When I hit the standard two mile mark I looked over at John as though to confirm, telepathically – are we there yet?! To which he telepathically said back, one more mile. I forced myself to do the one more mile. I told myself, remember those days two miles seemed impossible? You can do three. When it was over I can’t say I was high on life, but I did thank my partner in crime for the extra motivation.

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1:08 – Now the clock is really ticking. In t-2 hours we must be on the train. T-4 hours dinner. T-6.5 hours Book of Mormon. Begin beautification process.

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3:31 – make the train, obviously, I’m a serious time nazi.

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4:30 – 8th avenue we go for some Japanese barbecue. A Korean barbecue imposter.

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6:30 – pick up tickets!

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6:41 – cappuccino pump up time! Meander around the city time! Want to punch slow walkers time! – I get aggressive after cappuccino.

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7:30 – purchase $16 drinks. Yes. $16. Welcome to Manhattan. We then got cozy and ready to enjoy the show.

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Ready for the summary?! Book of Mormon tells the story of two Mormons as they head out on their first mission. The show is hilarious, offensive, and I loved it. The creators of South Park, for all of their disgusting humor, have such a sharp sense of morality as well. They ruthlessly create intelligent perspectives through their vile work. Kudos.

We spent the rest of the night wandering the city- there is something spectacular about the city in the winter. In fact, we walked everywhere all day. I love that. Use those legs you were given!

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At the end of the night Jack Bauer once again saved the day and all was right in the world. What will happen today?! Only the creators of 24 will know.