Daily Prompt – The Spice of Success

If “failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor” (Truman Capote), how spicy do you like your success stories?

If that’s the case then I must be the eggs that keep scrambling when they get added to the waffle batter.

Feeling confused yet? Yeah, me too.

I love a good success story just like the next person, but I’d just prefer that it wasn’t flavoured with failure. Rather than typing in half a jar of cayenne pepper, I’d rather just as sprinkling at a time.

For example, I started working on a presentation last Friday. With a week full of database interruptions, and constantly altering the data, I got halfway through crunching the numbers to turn into a pretty PowerPoint presentation, when I realised 30 mins before I finished for the day that all my numbers were wrong add they weren’t correlating properly.

(Dammit! Who knocked that jar of cayenne pepper into my stew?!)

I was so tempted to stay back, on a Friday night for a few hours, but instead I went to the gym and went home.

Yesterday, Sunday, I sat down at the kitchen table and completely started again – from scratch. Completely recalculated all of my numbers, which all made sense this time, and as I progressed, I added more and more detail, thinking about how I’ll actually present it on Monday (today).

I finished at 1:30am. *groan*.

But at least I can now say that I balanced my flavours and that stew is simply delicious!


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