and so here I am: still standing in the arena, in hand-to-hand combat with demons mostly of my own making, aiming to make a small dent in the universe. nowhere near a great success story, yet fighting the good fight and perhaps helping others to achieve greatness as I attempt a bit of my own. I’ll be 46 in a month, well past the age when most folks have already shown what they’re made of. but I’m still grasping for that brass ring.

Dave McClure

{I was touched by this heartfelt post by Dave and that post has a lot of emotion and pattern recognition for me in it.

I’m 16 years younger than Dave, and I’ve already made most of the mistakes any man could ever achieve in his lifetime.

Learning to be humble}