When Good is Not Good Enough

What do you do when your best isn’t good enough?

MiddleMe

You received your graded paper, the paper that you worked all summer, only to get a D. You worked hard and overnight to rush through a project for a customer, only to have it rejected outright within minutes of submission. You walked into the office on Monday morning to be called into your boss’ office to get scream at for a project that you weren’t even in charge of.

What happens when your good is not good enough for others? Do you vent frustrations on yourself, on others? Do you push responsibility to others and not yourself? Do you blame yourself and wish you can die on the spot? 

It happened to me too! 

In fact, it can happen to anyone and everyone. Nobody is perfect to begin with and sometimes expectations are not align or there is misunderstanding in the communication or maybe you are just having a bad…

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Strange Dream #09

I roam the slums of a jungle;

It is hot and I am always thirsty.

I drink from the

fountain marked

Colored;

It’s magic quenches

my thirst.

At 3 AM savage

sophisticates

jabber and howl.

“Who do you love most,” asks God.

“Jayne Mansfield,” says Max.

“And why is that?” God is so cleverly all-knowing.

“She’s dead.” Max replies.

 

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(c) Rob Goldstein 2015-2017 All Rights Reserved

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The Construction Workers of San Francisco, 2018

A Labor Day Tribute

Construction workers doing road repairs in San Francisco
Sharing a joke

Here are a few of the people who build the towers and repair the roads.

A San Francisco Construction worker stands in the back of his truck.
Standing in the Truck
A construction working on the corner of Hayes and Fillmore
Hayes and Fillmore
A San Francisco construction worker directs traffic
Directing Traffic
Two construction workers building a roof
On the roof
a Construction working mounting a scaffold
Fillmore at Haight
Construction workers on a scaffold, one eats a candy bar
Break Time
Two San Francisco construction workers peer into a manhole
Looking into the hole
A San Francisco Construction worker on a site
In the Frame
Theree San Francisco Constrruction workers at Fillmore and Haight
Street repairs

 

A Panoramic view of the San Francisco skuline with a crane in the centger
The San Francisco Skyline, 2014

(c) Rob Goldstein 2018

The Construction Workers of 2016

Something to Think About …. “✊🏽 #TakeAKnee …. Don’t Forget Why the Protest Began ✊🏽 …. “!!

Trump took two knees in Helsinki.

It Is What It Is

~Eric Reid: Why Colin Kaepernick and I Decided to Take a Knee~

RESPECTFUL GESTURE

Sept. 25, 2017

In early 2016, I began paying attention to reports about the incredible number of unarmed black people being killed by the police. The posts on social media deeply disturbed me, but one in particular brought me to tears: the killing of Alton Sterling in my hometown Baton Rouge, La. This could have happened to any of my family members who still live in the area. I felt furious, hurt and hopeless. I wanted to do something, but didn’t know what or how to do it. All I knew for sure is that I wanted it to be as respectful as possible.

A few weeks later, during preseason, my teammate Colin Kaepernick chose to sit on the bench during the national anthem to protest police brutality. To be honest, I didn’t notice at the…

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