6 Jan ’15 :Todays Q: TENACITY

Do you start projects and then lose interest or do you stay committed to things you start?

I’m in good company 😉

Some things are easier for me to finish than others.

I have been committed to indefinite life extension for over 40 years now, and I have not completed the project yet.

As part of training myself for it, I have been involved in many different organisations in many different roles, so sometimes find myself spread a bit thin, and unable to meet some commitments at some times.

I also find that as I age I am less able or willing to give sustained high output. No longer interested in working 110 hours a week. Much more interested in playing at least half the time now.

And I have learned to accept that failure is a natural part of the road to success – the main thing is to keep moving. Thus far, I’m still moving – a little slower than 30 years ago and still going.

One of the things that has allowed me to succeed as a programmer is a level of dogged determination that simply refuses to let any machine beat me. I just keep trying until a workable answer occurs to me – which is a close enough definition of tenacity. I keep looking at different options, different mechanisms, different ways of doing things.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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