Goals for 2015 – What Am I Thinking?

f2558-nyeI am sitting here working on my goals for next year, something I neglected to do last year and as a result I drifted.

Going into 2014 I was filled with hope for getting back into comedy. I was excited by the prospect of getting back on a stage and the rush that accompanies the sound of laughter that I caused – inadvertently or not.

I missed that feeling – a lot, and had every intention of pursuing that feeling and everything that goes with it but I got sidetracked at the beginning of the year and it took me until almost August to see how far off track I had gotten.

Something that would not have happened had I had a plan – but not simply a plan but a written plan. A road map for where I wanted 2014 to take me or better, where I wanted to TAKE 2014.

Failures Wanted – What It Takes To Be A Comedian (or anything else that matters)

Photo by:  Sean MacEntee - Creative Commons

Photo by: Sean MacEntee – Creative Commons

A great man once said, “If you never failed, you never tried.”

Of course another – much meaner  – man once said to me “If ya ain’t cheating, ya ain’t trying” then he knocked me down.

I do miss Grampa.

Both  quotes have a degree of truth to them and your willingness to adopt these into your mindset could determine how or if you – or I –  see any success in 2015 ( no this is not my EOY encouragement for you to write out your goals for 2015 –  BUT it’s coming).

25 Years Ago Today

Raising the flag at Iwo Jima

Raising the flag at Iwo Jima

Hardly seems possible. The Wizard of OZ, Santa and the Tooth-fairy seem more likely than to say that 25 years ago today I was eating my first breakfast – having not slept for more than 24 hours – on Parris Island.

My Marnie adventure was just beginning and everything was moving so fast that I had little time to think. That’s not a bad thing – really.

My time in the Marines is a mixed bag of emotion for me.

On the one hand, I spent the required amount of time, overcame all the obstacles, met all the requirements necessary to become a Marine. I walked across the parade deck and was declared a “Marine”. That can never be taken away from me.

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