The real world

Subject:  Almost done, surprise

  Should this project have ended a long time ago?  Two years now seems like an awlful long time to be plugging away on the same project.    After all, a project is a project is a project.  Glad to be saying that this project is now almost officially done.  The next phase will be “the delivery”. 

Whales and dolphins

Whales and dolphins, also known as cetaceans, are known for their high intelligence, complex societies and peaceful personalities — it’s no surprise that they also take a lot of care in developing their young.

Although all species have different gestation periods, orcas have the longest period among dolphins (at about 17 months). Some sperm whales — the largest living predators — have been known to carry their young for up to 19 months. 


  The never ending project did not happen on my watch!  I know of several well intentioned boat renovation projects whereby the husband died before finishing the project. 

Recently came across this……  Some projects do finish, but are never wrapped up. Make sure the project is closed if it is over.   No End In Sight – Endless extensions. Endless budgets. Good leaders have the fortitude to “pull the plug” on runaway projects.  Better to end it now, that let it become a bigger mess to be cleaned up later.  Clear the Way for A New Start – Sometimes you need to end a project to start a new one.

Call It Done!

“Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. Young people who pretend to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynics. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it.


Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us.

Cynics always say no. But saying “yes” begins things.


Saying “yes” is how things grow. Saying “yes” leads to knowledge. “Yes” is for young people. So for as long as you have the strength to, say “yes’.”              ― Stephen Colbert


Some bucket list boating items include V.2014

Join the Baja ha ha
Cruise the Sea of cortez
Cruise to Mazatlan and pick mangos and bananas from trees (Marina El Cid)
Go through the Panama Canal on my own boat
Visit Costa Rica and cruise the rio dulce


Fundamentals of Allocating Time, Energy, and Resources  (From Dr Paul)

…..invest and expend all of your  energies, resources, intellect, soul and money into achieving your goals.

Other people invest somewhat less of these things and achieve substantial outcomes.

The average person invests a lot less and achieves an average outcome.

There are also those who hold back and do not invest all of their energies, hard work, passion and financial resources.

These people usually end up failing and wonder why success in some endeavor has never come their way.

But the truth of the matter is, that they don’t have the right stuff when it comes to putting everything into the fulfillment of a dream.

Winners put everything on the line and don’t hold back anything when it comes to fulfilling their dreams and goals. They are usually willing to fail and pick themselves up and try again, in order to reach the pinnacle of their superstar ambitions.

Nothing seems to stop these winners. Losers usually make excuses and unconsciously refuse to put in the extra effort and energy that it takes to achieve success. The superstar is willing to pay any price in order to reach the top of the mountain.

Less successful people will only invest just so much and their accomplishments and failures reflect a certain level of drive, motivation and passion.


About trawlercat

Retired and now moving on from the cruising life jeeps, adventure bike, gardening, and travel. Always in search of the next great adventure!
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