I’ve grown up reading Tom Clancy and probably most of you have at least seen Red October, so this book caught my eye when browsing used books for a recent trip. It’s a fairly human look at what’s involved in sailing on a Trident missile submarine…
Late in getting this one out there, but it’s interesting to see people’s responses. Especially to my story.
As a kid we hear stories that we can do anything if we work hard enough. 35 years later, bum shoulder, bad joints, I realize that talent affects a lot of what we do as well. My dreams of playing sports or music likely wouldn’t come true no matter how much I practiced because of the lack of talent. I can accept that, I’m not invincible, and never was.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t work hard or shouldn’t. Physically I’ve felt a lot better in the last year than I have in the previous 3 or 4. I’m working my body harder and smarter and that’s making me wealthier in that aspect of my life.
As far as in business, I’ve got a couple businesses going (JumpstartTV and End to End Training) and if one of them makes me a bunch of $$, great, if not, they’re still doing well. I’ll continue with my day job here at SQLServerCentral and I’m likely to always work. Be nice not to have to, but I’m not sure what I’d do with myself if I didn’t have to work.