Years ago, I was at a crossroads in my career. I had interviewed for two jobs, the one I wanted and a safe one. The safe job called first and I went to the final (just a formality) interview with the deputy superintendent. In the course of the meeting, the Deputy tells me (with all seriousness) that I should always remember that…
“The difference between ‘Fail’ and ‘Fall,’ is one letter.”
I have to admit, that statement threw me. She wasn’t even my boss yet and I was already confused. I thanked the very nice woman, told her I had one last loose end to tie up, and I would let her know what I would do within 24 hours.
I left her office, called the district where I wanted the job and told them that I had another job on the table that I had to commit to within the day. Three hours later, I went to work for Bob Brezina.
And, I still have no idea what the advice means.
Think. Work. Achieve.