Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
– Albert Einstein
Did you know that the phrase “Toe the line” is a track and field term about staying behind the starting mark for races?
In thinking about starting places, the Ace that begins the Clubs suit in traditional playing cards is re-presented as the Ace of [magic] Wands in Tarot decks. Meditations on that card — a staff, sometimes a torch — suggest fresh starts and invitations to advance, lighting ways to brighter self understandings and elevated self realizations, of facing limits and boundaries with Randy Pausch’s advice.
In his Last Lecture about Achieving Childhood Dreams, the professor of computer science, human–computer interaction, and design at Carnegie Mellon University said, “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.”
With Pausch and Einstein’s words in mind, know that March 2nd is Read Across America Day. Why not celebrate the joy of reading with these 10 inspiring short stories.
Google’s founders were willing to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999. Excite turned them down.
Ronald Wayne was a third Apple founder who sold his 10% stake for $800 in 1976.
While a 2009 search for the Loch Ness Monster didn’t discover the dinosaur, scientists found over 100,000 golf balls.