Tools are meant to make certain tasks easier. Whether it is a hammer for driving in a nail or tweezers for getting out a splinter, tools are designed to make us more effective. Tools make tasks easier, but used incorrectly they can cause a lot of damage.
It seems like shock news fills up the front page, headline news, and social media feeds these days. The bigger the shock the more clicks, views, or reads that follow. There is no shortage of clickbait and hyperbolic headlines trying to grab our attention.
Our lead runner was off. It was his best start of the year. As he rounded the corner I watched my marker like a hawk, not wanting to leave early or late and cost us valuable time. I took off, got the baton, and sprinted down the back straightaway.
Prerequisites. You remember those from college. I recall heading off to begin my bachelor's degree excited to learn all things related to my future career. But my first day on campus, was a huge wake-up call.
Have you ever trained for something? A test. A competition. A job. A race. I remember training for a half marathon a few years back. I was excited because my wife actually wanted to run the race also.
We were heading over to visit some friends. It wasn't a long trip. These friends live in the same county that we do, but we had not yet been to their new home. It was in a newer development, you know the kind where all the homes look the same and the streets run parallel with each other. Little did I know the street I chose to turn down was not a thruway. What I thought would lead me to my destination actually ended in a dead end.