I watched a ‘mousetrap powered car’ in my mechanics class leave the starting line so slowly that it appeared to be a failure. It took a few seconds for me to realize that the application of subtle but constant acceleration would eventually take the car to a fast speed, and a great distance down the hallway thus winning the challenge.
I made the car observation within hours of hearing a woodworking tip from the editor of ‘The Woodworker magazine’ that essentially paraphrased to ‘take time, focus on the job at hand and be accurate’.
As someone who moves very fast and often races to complete tasks, I struggle with noticing details and living in the present. I am carrying these two reminders with me this year.
Enjoy the journey and trust that reward will come from quality work.
Now that’s a peak ethos.