Shout-out tonight to April for her kind contribution, thank you. Also, to anyone I thanked last month for setting up a monthly subscription payment (you know who you are), thank you again.
There’s an unfortunate tendency among my more prominent countrymen to “double down” after an error: with a bluff or a distraction, anything to avoid admitting they were wrong. This wins the skirmish but loses the war, and in the process brings out the worst in ourselves.
We are on a crowded bus, jockeying our feet so they don’t step on anyone else’s, yet dreadfully aware that sometimes they will. These are the moments when we reveal ourselves. Excellence isn’t a matter of getting everything right, it’s a reflection of how well you conduct yourself when things go wrong.