Do world class organizations make big mistakes?

Epcot's Spaceship Earth
Epcot Center officially opened October 1, 1982. Photo from yesterday, January 20, 2015.


Walt Disney World hidden Mickey
Drain covers at Walt Disney World feature Mickey Mouse. Photo, January 20, 2015.


We should always remember to take solace in making mistakes, even big ones.

Disney characters were not part of the original vision for Epcot Center in 1982, when Walt Disney World’s second theme park opened to the public. The only place you could find Mickey Mouse was on the drain covers, in the photo above.

How did Disney miss the obvious?

How do we?

Forgive yourself, fix it, move forward.

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What is wisdom and why is it so valuable?

Are you wise?  Am I wise?  How do any of us really know?

While I may or may not be wise, I do work very hard to take what I teach and use it personally.  Why?  Two reasons.  To show how common sense ideas can be applied anywhere and because it actually makes my life better.  Period.

Simple example, but I encourage you not to be tempted to dismiss it’s significance.  I never capitalize my name.  That’s a whole other story waiting to be told.

Back to the questions and the point.

What is wisdom?  How about this thought:

In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.”  —  anonymous


Seriously, wow!

A few weeks ago (here’s the link if you want instant access: ), I wrote a post that contained the essence of this quote.

Do you know how long I lived my life strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia?

Wwwwaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy too long.

Now, not so much.  Not perfect by any means.  Never will be.


But, I am more razor-focused on World-Class delivery and content than ever.  Razor-focused.

I often wonder what took me so long to figure out the difference in results, when I’m razor-focused, compared to when I was loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.

Make it a GREAT, razor-focused day, because if you don’t, who will.  Carpe diem, jungle jeff  🙂

PS.  Tomorrow, the story of no caps. Maybe.