In the movie A League of Their Own, Tom Hanks played the role of baseball manager Jimmy Dugan, for a women’s’ professional baseball league team. Geena Davis played the role of real life catcher Dottie Hinson. As the star of the team, she had great sway over whether the team would listen to their manager.
At one point, Davis’ character tells Hanks that she is going to quit because it’s all too hard and taking too great a toll on her life. Hanks then challenges her by saying, “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would be doing it. It’s the hard part that makes us great”.
Movies are known to have great quote lines. In a curious way, the movie The Empire Strikes Back also gives a lesson on effort. The wise character of Yoda says to Luke Skywalker, “do or do not. There is no try”.
Yesterday I walked up front to find three conference rooms with their doors closed. Lawyers were inside preparing their clients or meeting regarding cases. In movies or TV shows, the story is usually revolving around the case in the courtroom. In reality, the hard stuff goes on behind closed doors. Preparation is not supposed to be easy; it’s supposed to be hard. It’s the hard part that makes the case.
DID YOU KNOW that the main library at Indiana University sinks over an inch each year? When it was built, the engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
And for pic o’ day, it looks like we have a plan in action: