Not Working From Home...


Many who work from home report working longer hours than they would if they were in the office.  Other workers can't seem to unplug, and they often bring work home.  With the 24-7 connection enabled by technology, the line between work time and personal time is easily blurred.  Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is a constant challenge, and what works for one person may be completely wrong for another.  

Reminds me of two engineers talking over the cubicle wall.  One says to the other, "I just read that, on average, architects are working a 60-hour week!"  The other engineer looks up and says, "Those lazy bums!  What are they doing with the rest of their time?"



Only Missed It By 15


This golfer reminds me of me!  (Of course, it would probably help if I ever practiced...minor detail.)

I admire this guy for setting a goal, but a goal without a plan - and effort - is just a dream that's unlikely to ever be realized.  Success in any endeavor comes at a heavy price, and to the person who says, "I would give anything to be as good as _____", the response is very often, "that's pretty much exactly what you'll have to do!"  Hard work, sacrifice, determination, and persistence are far more important than talent alone.  

As Earl Nightingale famously said, "We are all self-made, but only the successful will admit it."


Walk Ten Miles Every Morning


Some people love to exercise, and then there are the rest of us who view it as a dreaded tedium that must be endured for the sake of our health.

...and there are those who fake it so people think they're exercising.  They post selfies in their workout clothes standing next to exercise equipment and holding green juice drinks while they constantly remind you of how sore they are.
 

Nothing is Impossible, But That's What I Do...

 


Clearly it's not impossible to do nothing.  This guy is proof.  But there are those who actually do the impossible.

In 1895, heavier than air flight was impossible; then the Wright Brothers showed up on a beach at Kitty Hawk.  A sub- 4 minute mile was impossible until Roger Bannister proved otherwise in 1954.  In 1926, Philo Farnsworth's television invention was dismissed as financially impossible and a waste of time.  Edison's electric light bulb was described as a conspicuous failure, critics claimed the horseless carriage would never come into common use, and in 1949 it was claimed that we had reached the limits of what was possible to achieve with computer technology.

In the words of Nelson Mandela, "It always seems impossible until it's done."

Then It Hit Me!


Jobsite safety is no laughing matter, and situational awareness at all times is critical.  This guy needs to up his game.  

Reminds me of one day during construction of the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas.  I was called to the jobsite to devise a repair for an improperly installed embed plate that supported the climbing tower crane on the inside of the tower core.  I climbed 150 feet up the tower crane, shimmied out to the end of the steel beam, came up with a fix, and then shimmied back and held tight to the crane while an iron worker torch-cut two new holes in the steel plate.  A stream of molten steel cascaded down and then splattered as it hit another steel beam 50 feet directly below.  It was a spectacular sight in the dimly lit tower shaft.  Then I noticed the people shouting below.  The crane's live 480 volt power cable that had been draped over the steel beam below was on fire, ignited by the molten steel drops from above.  Fortunately, they got the iron worker's attention and put out the fire before it burned through the insulation and fried all of us.