Before Jim Brown was a Hall of Fame player for the Cleveland Browns he played lacrosse for Syracuse University making the All-American team. I was a freshman at Syracuse and he was a senior. One day there was an inter-squad game. The freshmen against the varsity. There was a free ball rolling on the ground. My teammate and I were running for the free ball and so was Jim Brown. I yelled “I got the man” my teammate yelled “I got the ball”. I threw my block on Jim Brown so my teammate could get the ball. After throwing my block, I opened my eyes while I was lying on the ground and saw my teammate lying on the ground next to me. Looking up I saw Jim Brown standing over the two of us, with the ball in his lacrosse stick. Jim said, shaking his head, “DON’T DO THAT AGAIN.”
I did try again throughout the season, in inter-squad games. With having similar end results, with Jim just shaking his head with a puzzled look on his face. But each time it improved my skills. There are several lessons here. I will mention one that comes to mind, DON’T LISTEN TO DON’T. One must try again and again, FAILURE IS A LEARNING LESSON. So I was really learning. When a DON’T comes your way, take it as a challenge to perfect your skills. When the DON’T is used with you, take it as a challenge as long as the DON’T does not encroach on other people’s basic rights or on other people’s liberties.
TAKE CARE, ALWAYS STAY WELL, ALWAYS STAY HEALTHY. HAVE FAITH. THANK YOU.
Ron Winnegrad has been a Perfumer and teacher for 46 years. As a perfumer, Ron has been able to express the world he sees through a rainbow of olfactive and emotive visions. As a teacher, Ron has helped others to see fragrance through his own multi sensorial lens.
What a great experience and lesson to share with us. I love it!!