ok just a couple side notes first.
-flew "A" for the first time this past trip (A is the attendant that is basically in charge, gets paid an extra $2 per hr, and gets to make all those announcements from memory) and i had to fly..get this, in one day: ontario (ca)-san jose-san diego-san jose-san diego-sacramento-ontario.
-i thought the steroid hearings were disgusting. everyone looked uncomfortable. that guy who was drilling selig was right. why do they need 5 strikes? my favorite was the guy who "lost his train of thought." thats called "i forgot the story i had made up"
CONFIDENCE. no kidding. this stuff really works. As you know i had to fly "A" the other day, and the first day i read everything out of my manual. its nerve racking to be in front of everyone spouting off pages of material from memory. so i read it. not supposed to, but i did. that night i ended up leaving my manual on the plane, the pilot found it and returned it. but if i had lost that thing i'd be SCCAAARREWED!
so the next day i say "ya know what, forget it. i know this stuff. and i'm not about to lose my manual. i've got 6 legs today, and i'm just gonna throw caution to the wind and jump in." so i did. first leg, i did that REEALLY LONG emergency PA (the one with the mask and everything) and when we're done, my "C" flight attendant said "ya know, that was better than when you read it!" so the rest is history. piece of cake.
that morning i was sitting in my hotel, bout ready to leave, watching tv, when that Enzyte commercial comes on. The one with Bob taking the natural male enhancement. and if you listen closely, what really happens to Bob? Bob gains CONFIDENCE. thats what its all about , friends. confidence.
now, we all need to have limits. i'm not suggesting anyone go jump off a cliff with the confidence that they'll be fine. it probably won't happen.
You wanna approach a girl and ask her out? Forget the nice clothes, the cologne, the "thick, wavy hair" or whatever women find attractive. if you dress strange but your confident about it, the girl thinks your "unique." you know its true. how many beautiful women do you see with not very good looking guys? thousands!!
1988 World Series. Dodgers are down. Coach says "Hey Kirk (Gibson), get in there." Kirk injured himself earlier. Kirk steps up to the plate. you think he's thinking to himself "dang, i'm crippled, can't walk, theres noway i can get a hit!?" if he had, the #1 greatest world series moment might involve a yankee. (and who wants that??) HECK NO! I bet kirk was like "BRING IT ON, ECK! YOU GOT NUTHIN YA BIG PANTYWASTE!" so Kirk smacks a game winning homerun and hobbles around the diamand. BOOYEAH. the man had confidence.