Thursday, December 04, 2008

Wrestle the gorilla

I read a daily devotional by John C. Maxwell. I got a little behind because of Thanksgiving and just read the December 1 entry this morning. I was feeling a little overwhelmed as I've gotten to the next step in the development process (a working quizzer) and trying to decide what is next. I want to finish the first set of Spanish decks using the quizzer, but that requires a lot of card changes and I got back into Memorize-It and I feel like I need to get a little farther with that before I can finish the cards. That just feels like a delay to finishing the first quizzer product and I wanted to release them separately, but I know that the Memorize-It work will save me some time. So I think I'm headed in that direction, but it just feels like another small mountain.

With that in mind, today's entry was on tenacity. There was a quote by Robert Strauss. "Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired - you quit when the gorilla is tired". Yeah, the gorilla that is Memorize-It isn't tired yet. Progress is progress and I'll go back and make the changes that are needed there and use those changes to improve the quizzer before it is released. I can see light at the end of the tunnel, but it is still just a pin prick.

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