Daylight Saving Time Begins Tomorrow

Lose 1 hour of sleep

SpringForwardDon’t forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour tonight. Although we sacrifice an hour of sleep, staying lighter later is the payoff. Isn’t that true of everything in life. Short-term pain leads to long-term gain.

For kids, staying light out an hour later means more bike riding, more playground basketball, and more Frisbee with your dog. For grown-ups, it often means peeling those unwanted pounds acquired during the winter months. Time for me to buy some new running sneakers!

The days will continue to get longer until June 21, which is the longest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere. If you love summer as much as me, then turning the clocks ahead is a sure sign that fun times are just around the corner.

Have a great weekend!

Hard Work Trumps Talent

The world is full of individuals who think they’re entitled to success, because they were born intelligent. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. On the other hand, there are also individuals who may not have the “bandwidth” to learn as easily and quickly as their higher IQ counterparts, but their positive attitude and willingness to work hard (and not give up) leads them to success. Hard worker who perseverance are far more valuable to an organization than entitled whiners.

Learning is a verb

Whether it’s learning how to use trig identities, how to write macros in your spreadsheet, or just how to use a new toaster oven, learning requires effort. Learning is a VERB. It’s something you DO… not something that happens to you. People can’t catch learning; it’s not a common cold. And if something is easy to learn, then it probably doesn’t have much value in the marketplace.

Act with joy and enthusiasm

Whether it’s school, a job, or a volunteer activity, show up and work hard. Do so willingly, joyfully, and enthusiastically. This will set you apart from smart people who are lazy complainers. Plus, there’s that Universal Law of Reciprocity thingy… Whatever you do for other eventually comes back to you ten-fold.

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Radian Measure as a Second Language

Assuming you speak degree measure...

Although I studied Spanish for three years in high school and two semesters in college, it wasn’t until I had the opportunity to visit Mexico repeatedly that I become more fluent. Full immersion in a culture that speaks the language is the best way to learn and live the language.

So if you want to learn radian measure, then you must frequently visit the country of Radian. Fully immerse yourself in radian measure. Dipping your toe in the water and complaining (it’s too cold/too warm/too wet) is pretty much a non-commitment. Be strong and wrestle conceptually until you dream in radian measure.