Monday, March 1, 2010

Words of Wisdom From Steve McCroskey

"Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking."

"Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking."

"Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue."

"Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines."

- Steve McCroskey (Tower Supervisor from the movie "Airplane!")

I'll probably be quoting this movie for the rest of my life, and not just for comic relief. We can learn a lesson in discipline from Steve McCroskey's poor example; take the time and thought necessary to choose a proper path and then stick with it. Don't be rigid and fall into the Too-Invested-To-Quit-Syndrome but, on the other hand, you need to stick with something long enough to know that, should you decide to quit, you're quitting for the right reasons, not just because it's difficult or inconvenient to continue.

2 comments:

Boris T. said...

Well put. People don't follow through far enough to see if if they could have really succeeded.

Boris said...

Thanks Boris.