Men with Drama.

"You can overcome anything if you don't bellyache."
Bernard M. Baruch.

I was talking to an old mentor and friend recently. Discussing world affairs, women and warriors and like old buzzards invariably do we were pontificating, in our own simple minded way, on how to make the world a better place. Now I really like and respect this guy but neither of us are known for our empathy or understanding of what we consider the little trials human beings experience in life. We notoriously jump right to "ok - now what are you going to do about that?" It's a character flaw we know, accept, and do very little about correcting - to our discredit. So when he stated, after more than one single malt, "You know what the problem is Dan?" I said no, "Why don't you tell me?" I was ready for his infamous "Wet birds don't fly at night" or something similar and he said "It's Men with Drama".

The problem with the world today is there are too many "Men with Drama" and not enough guys, and girls who just shut the hell up and do something about their problems. Now I'm all for support, support groups and understanding he said. But enough is enough with the drama. Now is the time for all good people to respond "I feel your pain."
"Now what are you going to do about it?"

What Defines You?

America is all about success and she has a myriad of definitions.
But what defines you? Some people like to hang their hat on individual success, fame, fortune, celebrity or standing as to what defines them.
I humbly offer the premise that it's really your flaws that define you in America. No not the flaws themselves - but what you do about them. Don't believe me? Think it's your success that defines you? Let's take Tiger, Terry, Toyota and Tylenol as examples. Each enjoyed enormous success and then we saw some flaws. What will they do about them we ask? There is an old saying that resonates with me which states "The lowest level of performance you display as a leader is the highest level of performance you can expect of your team". We all have flaws and each of us succeeds to varying degrees and interpretations in life.
I humbly submit it's what we do about our flaws that defines us.