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Rolling Stones

12 Mar 2018 11:06 AM | Anonymous

No, we're not talking about the band. As much as John loves them, the analogy here deals with rolling stones, literally. The well known saying goes "a rolling stone gathers no moss". In modern parlance, that means if you want to get somewhere, you need to move. Idleness, they say, and progress exist as enemies. But how true does that statement prove to be in the end? Sure, if you sit still too long, the world will pass you by and you may not even notice it. But, every stone needs to slow down at times. Every stone needs to enjoy its "stonehood" at various times. Right? Founding and running a professional development group takes courage. And time. And commitment. But alas poor Urich, it also takes patience. And the ability to recognize when to slow certain rocks down and when to speed other ones up. So don't fret the times when you need to recharge. You can't fill up a bucket from an empty well. And rocks without mold on them tend to be dry. And brittle. And boring. And it's a lot harder to climb a rock that's moving, so when trying to lift others up - you got to remember to slow down. And in the end, the rolling stones do provide a good analogy - you can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, you get what you need.

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