Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Fears to Manage

Fear is: An anxious feeling, caused by our anticipation of some imagined event or experience.
Fear is an emotion that protects us from the threats in our surroundings, and which has evolved to become more complex; with our fears extending from the weird to the plain absurd, there are certain fears that the great majority of human beings share. I was searching around and found a lot of lists with common phobias and their explanations, but none where these types of fears were discussed. This is a list of 10 of the human fears that every member of a society deals with throughout their life

There are only five basic fears, out of which almost all of our other so-called fears are manufactured. These are:
1.  Extinction—the fear of annihilation, of ceasing to exist. This is a more fundamental way to express it than just calling it "fear of death."
2.  Mutilation—the fear of losing any part of our of any organ, body part, or natural function. Anxiety about animals, such as bugs, spiders, snakes, and other creepy things arises from fear of mutilation.
3.  Loss of Autonomy—the fear of being immobilized, paralyzed, restricted, enveloped, overwhelmed, entrapped, imprisoned, smothered, or otherwise controlled by circumstances beyond our control..
4.  Separation—the fear of abandonment, rejection, and loss of connectedness; of becoming a non-person—not wanted, respected, or valued by anyone else
5.  Ego-death—the fear of humiliation, shame, or any other mechanism of profound self-disapproval that threatens the loss of integrity of the Self; the fear of the shattering or disintegration of one's constructed sense of lovability, capability, and worthiness.
6.  Disappointment : The fear of disappointment is part of the reason we avoid the unknown, disappointment is that feeling of dissatisfaction when our expectations do not match what actually happened. It is obvious that we make our best effort to avoid that, and, like pain, disappointment is a negative feeling
Pain hurts and extreme pain is excruciating. Pain is designed to protect the body by making us take care of physical damage to ourselves. This can become unhelpful when we have got the message yet the pain continues. We might also consider that high levels of pain are unnecessary.
7.  Pain can be psychological as well as physical.. Most fear is felt this way, which is why we may fear fear itself.  that sometimes is followed by regret, in which a person wonders if their choices contributed to the outcome
Fear of failure
A worry is that we will react unthinkingly, getting angry or excited and do things we will later regret. Failing to have sufficient self-control is a big issue for some people. A more common fear is that we will fail at a task due to a lack of skills, making silly mistakes, being unable to influence others, or any of the many other reasons that things go wrong for us.
But with more than 100,000 commercial flights around the world each day, the chances of being struck by lightning are higher than dying in a plane crash.

Online publication-Blog

What is blog?
Weblogs or blogs can be described as a form of personal, Web sites with content presented in reverse chronological order.  Blogs are  forms of online publication. Blogs are often seen as a genre of computer mediated communication that can be evaluated in content and structure terms

Blogger, the blogging tool/hosting flatform  was unveiled by Pyra Labs in 1999 to make it easier for people to create blogs. 
Bloggers are one who write blog. They are act as   agenda setters  of politics as well as facilitating communication among individuals .

How to Write a Blog Post  ?
  1. Create a blog site 
  2. Choosing a topic, creating an outline, conducting research, and checking facts.
  3. Craft a headline that is both informative and will capture readers’ attentions.
  4. Use images to enhance your post.
  5.  Edit your blog post. Make sure to avoid repetition, read your post aloud to check its flow, keep sentences and paragraphs short, 
  6.  Before  start to write, have a clear understanding of our target audience
  7. Tags are specific, public-facing keywords that describe a post. 
  8. Allow readers to browse for more content in the same category on your blog. 

Differences between Blog Posts and Articles 
Blog writing is Casual writing style while more sophisticated writing style. In blog mostly your own opinion in article our own  opinion not allowed Blog writing No editor involved; self-published, but in print media an editor cleans it up for you; published by a print magazine. Blog post more over Short but articles Longer than 300 words. 

Purpose of blogging?
  1.  To express our thoughts and opinions.  
  2. To promote your business and build your brand. 
  3. To create a more connection with your readers.
  4. To enhance in creative  instincts. 

Monday, 19 March 2018


-Soft Skill-

Regarding Assignment 

1.      Coping with Fear-
What are the fears affected You?
2.       Coping with failure-
Differentiate Success and Failure?
3.       Coping with Depression-
What is the reason for Depression?
4.       Team Work-
How to help team work get your success?
5.       Leadership-
What is the meaning of leadership?
6.       Attitudinal Change-
How the attitudes help us to reach our goal?
7.       Emotional intelligence-
What are the steps to emotional intelligence ?
8.       Group Discussion-
How do we participate in Group discussion?
9.       Interview Skills –
What the needed skills are for attend an interview?
10.   Career Guidance-
What is the importance of Career guidance?
What is the difference between careers& Job?

Watch Movie 

The Pursuit of Happyness  Submit the review

Read the book : Rich Dad &Poor Dad: The theme of  story notable quotes, inspiring incidents
Write an article 

Assignment submission deadline March 28,2018.

You are requested to submit the assignment before the due date

Saturday, 17 March 2018

McLuhan's concept of "Media"

McLuhan's approach is new and ingenious. It is rich of enlightenment for the understanding of the development of new media especially online games. It helps to understand the virtualization of people's cultural life nowadaysit helps to understand the entertainment and games of the contemporary media. 


McLuhan observes that any medium "amplifies or accelerates existing processes",  "change of scale or pace or shape or pattern into human association, affairs, and action", More controversially,   suggested that content had little effect on society the effect of media is considerable  McLuhan pointed to the light bulb as an example.   A light bulb does not have content in the way that a newspaper has articles or a television has programs. Yet it is a medium that has a social effect; that is, a light bulb enables people to create spaces during night-time .
McLuhan says that we are fail in  studying media, because we pay attention to and focus on the content, which blinds them to see its actual character, the psychic and social effects.
Impact on a society is not linear and static, but multi-dimensional and dynamic as that medium interacts with other media and as the society changes how it uses the  medium.

Content is  medium

McLuhan also says that a CHARACTERISTIC OF EVERY MEDIUM is that its content is always another medium.The impact of each medium is somewhat limited to the previous social condition,since it just adds itself to the existing, amplifying existing processes. Therefore, different societies may be differently transformed by the same media.

Hot or Cool Media

McLuhan also stated that different media invite different degrees of participation on the part of a person who chooses to consume a medium.
Some media, such  A movie is thus said by McLuhan to be "hot", intensifying one single sense "high definition", demanding a viewer's attention, enhance one single sense .  "Any hot medium allows of less participation than a cool one.  Hot media  are usually sequential, linear and logical. They emphasize one sense over the others. For this reason, hot media also include radio, as well as film, the lecture and photography
Cool media, on the other hand, they require more active participation on the part of the user, including the perception of abstract patterning and simultaneous comprehension of all parts.  Therefore, according to McLuhan cool media include television, as well as the seminar and cartoons.
Hot Medium
  • extends single sense in high definition
  • low in audience participation
  • engenders specialization/fragmentation
  • uniform, mechanical, extends space
  • horizontally repetitive
Cool Medium
  • low definition (less data)
  • high in audience participation
  • engenders holistic patterns
  • tribalizes
  • creates vertical associations


McLuhan thinks that game is also a media; it is the extension of man and society.
The core of McLuhan’s theory, and the key idea to start with in explaining him, is his definition of media as extensions of ourselves.  Any extension, whether of skin, hand, or foot, affects the whole psychic and social complex.
In McLuhan’s theory language too is a medium or technology because it is an extension, or offering, of our inner thoughts, ideas, and feelings—that is, an extension of inner consciousness.
Thus, spoken language is the key development in the evolution of human consciousness and culture and the medium from which subsequent technological extensions have evolved.Thus,  make us aware of the implications of the evolution toward the extension of collective human consciousness facilitated by electronic media.

Media can “heat up” over time

Writing in the 1960s McLuhan described television as a cool medium, but one could argue that television has “heated up” since then as it has become more high definition and more omnipresent. We do not use television today in the same way we used it in the 1950s and 1960s, when families frequently sat around the television watching one show at a time. Now we have multiple televisions and other types of screens (such as personal computers, laptops, cell phones, tablet computers) of multiple sizes in multiple locations (including on our person) that are available continuously to provide a stream of images, text, and other information that we often attend to in a fragmentary and desultory manner. Therefore the experience and effect of using electronic screen technology has heated up over time.

Global village

Electronic media create the “global village”, transforming us into people who are complex, depth-structured and emotionally aware of our interdependence with all of human society .

Sunday, 25 February 2018


Social media
These are websites and computer programs that allow people to communicate and share information on the internet using a computer or mobile phone.  Now social media is consider as one of the hottest areas of interpersonal communication research; such as  how technology is influencing our interpersonal communication and how our interpersonal communication is influencing the development of technologies. 

Our interpersonal relationships has been changed lot by Technology . Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) is  altering the norms of interpersonal interaction and creating a new system of messages by which people attempt to understand one another both verbally and nonverbally.

According to Mcluhan , technology refers to human inventions that enhance communication. The new technologies like alphabets, printing press, electronic media and now digital communication have effect on man’s cognition and social organization which in turn affect the culture of any society. 

Social exchange theory defined by sociologist, George Homans . Social exchange as the exchange of activity, tangible or intangible, and more or less rewarding or costly, between at least two persons.Social exchange theory is  influenced by a social psychological and sociological perspective. Social exchange theory has been generally analyzed by comparing human interactions with the marketplace. 
Social exchange theory have some key concept; they are  include reciprocity, fairness and negotiated rules, with information, approval, respect, power, group gain and personal satisfaction among the rewards in successful transactions.”

Social exchange theory views exchange as a social behavior that may result in both economic and social outcomes.

Online social networking is an ideal application of social networking theory. Researchers  find that positive social influence to use an online community increases online community self-disclosure; reciprocity increases self-disclosure; online community trust increases self-disclosure; and privacy risk beliefs decrease self-disclosure. 

The theory was formulated by psychologists Irwin Altman and Dalmas Taylor in 1973 to understand relationship development between individuals.  It is also called the “onion theory” of personality, since “layers” of personality are penetrated as time passes and intimacy grows. Social penetration theory was developed to explain the evolution of interpersonal relationships. 
The social penetration theory states that the relationship development occurs primarily through self-disclosure, or intentionally revealing personal information such as personal motives or desires, feelings, thoughts, and experiences to others. This theory is also guided by the assumptions that relationship development is systematic and predictable. Self-disclosure is the major way to bring a relationship to a new level of intimacy.
The Social Penetration Theory explain the relationships, which is become more intimate over a period of time. The maintaining relationship determine the people’s willing to reveal their more personal information; For ex FB relationships. Millions of friendships have formed from a friend request. A person may start to follow you, but constant and direct interaction will lead to more intimate friendships that go beyond the computer or cell phone.  Maintaining relationships also relies on intimate exchanges by both parties.
The process of self-revelation is influenced by three major factors, which are:  personal characteristics, reward-cost assessments, and the situational context. 
The social penetration theory (SPT) proposes that, as relationships develop,  from relatively shallow, non-intimate levels to deeper, more intimate ones. 

The Strong and  Weak tie theory derives by Nick Granovetter .

The Strong and Weak Ties Theory says  that people relationship levels depends on time, emotional intensity, intimacy and reciprocal service. The weaker connections also serve an important purpose, they help you connect to another part of the world that we  may not be aware of.

When Granovetter talks about ties in social networks, he defines a strong tie as being your close friend and a weak tie as your remote friend. An average Facebook user, who has no experience with social network theory or has never heard of Granovetters theory,

The individuals with few weak ties will be deprived of information from distant parts of the social system and will be confined to the provincial news and views of their close friends. This deprivation will not only insulate them from the latest ideas and fashions but may put them in a disadvantaged position in the labour market, where advancement can depend,

This theory was  introduced by Richard L. Daft and Robert H. Lengel in 1986 . This is consider as an extension of information processing theory.

 MRT is used to rank and evaluate the richness of certain communication media, such as phone calls, video conferencing, and email. Media Richness Theory provides a framework for describing a communication medium's ability to reproduce the information sent over it without loss or distortion. For example, a phone call cannot reproduce visual social cues  while video conferencing, which affords the transmission of gestures and body language. MRT explains that richer, personal communication mediums are generally more effective for communicating of equivocal issues than less rich media.

Media richness theory states that all communication media vary in their ability to enable users to communicate and to change understanding. The degree of this ability is known as a medium's "richness."
Media richness depends on
  • Ability to handle multiple information cues simultaneously
  • Ability to facilitate rapid feedback
  • Ability to establish a personal focus
  • Ability to utilize natural language


Tuesday, 2 January 2018

How can color tell a story? Color Theory

As filmmakers, they must use mood-boards who   showcase color palette ideas  maximize emotional and visual effect using color sense. Cinematography is such an important part of the filmmaking process. Filmmakers have an even bigger challenge because  cameras move,  the colors in backgrounds and foregrounds will always be changing.Color in film can build harmony or tension within a scene. When telling a story, colors can; Color is often an extremely powerful tool communicate emotional ideas to the audience. Color can affect audience emotionally, psychologically and even physically.  

  1. Elicit psychological reactions with the audience
  2. Draw focus to significant details
  3. Set the tone of the movie
  4. Represent character traits and more
  5. Show changes or arcs in the story
Filmmakers are both artists and craftsmen, who  explains the power of color and how successful filmmakers use it to give meaning and impact to their stories. and use as a device to tell the story.

Film makes better use of color as a storytelling tool than even Gladiator. Cinema storytelling that we should never neglect it.  

Neither Color Strategy Is Correct Over The Other, But It Is Easy To Both See And Feel That The Response From The Viewer Will Be Much Different When They Look At Each Image.

film color

Analogous colors are colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. These colors, when they appear together, provide a smooth and continuous tone. Colors that are located opposite to one another on the color wheel are complementary colors. When complementary colors appear next to each other they provide more of a dramatic and high contrast look.

Yellow Dick Tracy
Yellow is the colour of caution, it brings power, energy and anxiety. Dick Tracy wears a bright yellow coat and hat, the screen becomes energised whenever Tracy enters. The color is brash, daring, it is the color of obsession , there is a reason poisonous reptiles have yellow skin. Tracy is the obsessive detective caught up in his case . 

 Blue Shawshank Redemption
Blue can be a tranquil pond or a soft blanket of sadness. Throughout Shawshank the film is surrounded by the color of blue. A smog of grey blue surrounds the film. Shawshank is a film of sadness, and is this emotion that cinematographer Roger Deakins wanted the audience to feel throughout the film. That we are amongst the prisons. When Andy escapes the prison he finds his friend Red on an island, with vibrant green land – the first time vivid colours have been used throughout the film.  

Orange The Godfather

Orange is the welcoming color, warm sunsets and Halloween pumpkins.  In the opening scene of The Godfather the Don’s office is lit with an amber and orange light. The film is lit romantically with pastel orange shades. Throughout the film the orange shades turn more red as more is revealed within the crime underworld. 

 Green Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

Green can signal health, danger or decay. It is the colour of fresh vegetables and spoiled meat. In Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Jen and her master Li Mu Bai are about to have a fight in a green vibrant bamboo forest. The fight is non-violent Jen’s master is afraid that Jen is turning evil, he chases her through the forest, she disappears diving into a green lake. The oppositional nature of green plays a significant part in the story. 

6. Purple Chicago

Purple the colour of mystery, the paranormal and death.In Chicago purple is used to show both death and delusion. Roxy stands on stage she looks out into the crowd purple light covers her and the piano player. Roxy is imagining that she is a famous singer, the story is about the glamorization of criminals. Purple is consistent throughout the deaths that take place in the film.
Color psychology, is defined as the study of hues as a determinant of human behavior.
Colors evoke emotion in our brains. It’s been proven time and time again that hues of blue are most often associated with cool, calm feelings, while stronger colors like red stir up strong, aggressive emotions.
It’s these underlying perceptions that help photographers and cinematographers alike bring about a certain feel and aesthetic to a particular image, be it still or motion.

In the four-minute montage, Mtz-Seara explores  innocence, passion, insecurity, sociability, madness, eroticism, and more as the colorful video transitions from one masterful scene to another.
From David Fincher’s Fight Club to Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, the video shows how clever use of colors and composition subconsciously evoke emotions as the respective directors and cinematographers create and capture the scenes of a film. 
Example of Analogous Colors
filmmaking color
Example of Complementary Colors
cinematography colors
This is how you color simplify an image. You simply limit the assortment of colors that make it into your footage which allows you to control both the mood and tone of the scene as well as provide color symbolism.
To help enhance color simplicity you might also want to play around with color balance and color highlights. Look at the following photograph for example. Notice the image is predominately cool (blue) with only a warm (orange) highlight. Playing with color highlights is a great way to add interesting color components to your film footage.
filmmaking color highligh
If you’re a filmmaker, understanding color, color theory, color psychology, color simplicity and color balance is a must in order to be able to effectively set the tone of your scene as well as isolate your main areas of interest. Distracting colors, just as much as distracting objects, add unnecessary visual confusion and clutter to a scene. By simplifying your colors you help isolate the more important areas of your footage.cinematography-color-simplicity

RED – anger, passion, rage, desire, excitement, energy, speed, strength, power, heat, love, aggression, danger, fire, blood, war, violence

PINK – love, innocence, healthy, happy, content, romantic, charming, playfulness, soft, delicate, feminine

YELLOW – wisdom, knowledge, relaxation, joy, happiness, optimism, idealism, imagination, hope, sunshine, summer, dishonesty, cowardice, betrayal, jealousy, covetousness, deceit, illness, hazard

ORANGE – humor, energy, balance, warmth, enthusiasm, vibrant, expansive, flamboyant

GREEN – healing, soothing, perseverance, tenacity, self-awareness, proud, unchanging nature, environment, healthy, good luck, renewal, youth, vigour, spring, generosity, fertility, jealousy, inexperience, envy

BLUE – faith, spirituality, contentment, loyalty, fulfillment peace, tranquility, calm, stability, harmony, unity, trust, truth, confidence, conservatism, security, cleanliness, order, sky, water, cold, technology, depression

PURPLE/VIOLET – erotic, royalty, nobility, spirituality, ceremony, mysterious, transformation, wisdom, enlightenment, cruelty, arrogance, mourning, power, sensitive, intimacy

BROWN – materialistic, sensation, earth, home, outdoors, reliability, comfort, endurance, stability, simplicity

BLACK – No, power, sexuality, sophistication, formality, elegance, wealth, mystery, fear, anonymity, unhappiness, depth, style, evil, sadness, remorse, anger

WHITE – Yes, protection, love, reverence, purity, simplicity, cleanliness, peace, humility, precision, innocence, youth, birth, winter, snow, good, sterility, marriage (Western cultures), death (Eastern cultures), cold, clinical, sterile

SILVER – riches, glamorous, distinguished, earthy, natural, sleek, elegant, high-tech

GOLD – precious, riches, extravagance. warm, wealth, prosperity, grandeur

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Coping with Failure

Failure refers to the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success.
Types of failure
          Failure can be differentially perceived from the viewpoints of the evaluators.
Types of Failure
          Failure to anticipate, Failure to perceive, Failure to carry out a task
          Loser is a insulting term for a person who is generally unsuccessful.
Winners Vs Losers
          “The Winner is always a part of the answer;  The Loser is always a part of the problem          
          The Winner always has a programme;  The Loser always has an excuse.
          The Winner says, “Let me do it for you”; The Loser says. “ That is not my job
          The Winner sees an answer for every problem; The Loser sees a problem for every answer.
          The Winner says, “It may be difficult but is possible”; The Loser says,  “ It may be possible but is too difficult.”
          When a Winner makes a mistake, he says, “ I was wrong”; When a Loser makes a mistake, he says, “ It wasn’t my fault.”
          Winners have dreams; Losers have schemes.
          Winners see the gain;Losers see the pain.
          Winners see possibilities; Losers see problems.
          Winners believe in Win/Win; Losers believe, for them to win someone has to lose.
Three notions of failure
  1. Failure is an event in the ‘real’ world. Therefore beliefs and assumptions can only cause failure through affecting people’s behaviour
2.       Failure is a  mismatch between events in the ‘real’ world and expectations in the ‘mental’ world. Cognitive errors may perhaps cause failure in two ways: either by causing ‘incorrect’ behaviour or by perverting perceptions and/or expectations.
  3. Failure is an event entirely in the ‘mental’ world (as an experience of dissatisfaction), and so may be directly caused by mental objects such as false theorems.
Positive Attitude towards Failure  “You can look at your
          limitations and believe that they can be corrected or supplemented.
          faults and shortcomings and believe that you can improve yourself.
          inadequate experience and training and believe that you can acquire new skills.
          your fears and build pillars of courageous faith into your life. You can say, “God plus me equals a majority.”
          your imperfections and respect yourself anyway; you can affirm to yourself, “when I am good – I’m good; when I’m not – I’m human!
          Possibility Thinkers are those persons who intuitively embrace a positive self-image and assume that they “can”.
          Failure is never final to the person who has a healthy self-regard. Success is never ending to the person who keeps believing. “I’ve got a lot to offer and I’ve still got a lot to give. Next time I’ll make it.”
How to look at things in a different perspective
          1) Know your limits. Failure is not an option. Whether you realize it or not, you still have the power to choose the right decision in reducing your chances to make another mistake or failure.
          2) Don't compare yourself. Sometimes, we tend to overlook other people's success into our own. We don't realize that it only torments our so-called egos to the point where we lose the passion and confidence to the things we are capable to do.
          3) Don't let high expectation of other's affect you. These expectations are highly imposed by our immediate family members, friends, teachers, co-workers, colleagues, husband, wife and others
          4) Be realistic. You must be man enough in facing your biggest mistakes and its consequences. Instead of blaming yourself forever for becoming a total failure. You have to sort things out on what went wrong and do better next time as simple as that. Remember your failures and mistakes doesn't define and make you a lesser person.
          5) Avoid taking yourself too seriously. Sometimes, you have to find a sense of humor in simple things up to complex despite all the chaos. Life is boring without something to laugh about at the end of the day. So what if people laugh at you? perspective
          6) Be "Rich in Fine Works". Brighten up a person's day by sharing positive thoughts. Give a little love and all comes back to you. Don't you just sit out there, sometimes you have to be the one to get involve, explore all the possibilities that life has to offer. Just go and have a life!
          7) Seize the day. We have to learn how to live life as if it is our last because it is the only way we can appreciate how marvelous the gift of life. As well as counting our everyday blessings literally.
          8) Be a blessing to others. No matter how well or bad they treated you be nice and open anyway. Sooner, they will come to realize it in return.
Rational Approach
          The first thing you want to ask yourself after deciding that a, “How can I understand the reason for this failure
          An important part of coping with failure is developing the kind of coping attitude toward life. 
          Being Persistent: not give up after failing if we view our failure as resulting from lack of effort. When adopting a problem-solving attitude it is upto us to take responsibility for our failure. Persistence also involves focusing on achieving success rather than worrying about avoiding failure.
Maintaining Pride by applying Effort and Talent
          After considering how we can feel good about ourselves when we succeed, we might want to ask how we maintain pride when we fail.
Finding the Right Balance between Self-Handicapping and Self-Responsibility.
Seeking Challenges: Seeking Challenges has a lot to do with self-efficacy. Self-efficacy is developed by living a life of goals, seeking out good role models and exerting enough energy to experience meaningful accomplishments..
Finding the Right Balance between Self-Handicapping and Self-Responsibility.
We therefore have to learn how to savor successes and to cope adaptively with failures. When it comes to savoring successes, we will want to practice the skill of rewarding ourselves.
Developing Competencies The concepts of self efficacy and internal control are related to the desire to learn new things, to master challenges, and to develop competencies. This kind of life attitude is very useful for helping us cope with failure.
Using Failure as an Opportunity to Develop Competencies
Taking Credit for our Effort and Ability
Living with Realistic Expectations:
Setting Goals that will make our Lives Interesting and Rewarding
Matching Expectations to the Difficulty of the Challenge
Failure Does not Mean . . . 
          “Failure doesn’t mean you were dumb to try; it means you had courage to explore and experiment to see what would work and what would not.
          Failure doesn’t mean you don’t know how to make decisions; it just means you have to make another decision.
          Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure . . .it does mean you haven’t succeeded yet.
          Failure doesn’t mean you have accomplished nothing . . . it does mean you have learned something.
          Failure doesn’t mean you’ve been disgraced . . . it does mean you were willing to try.
          Failure doesn’t mean you don’t have it . . . it does mean you have to do something in a different way.
          Failure doesn’t mean you’ve wasted your life. . . it does mean you have a reason to start afresh.
          Failure doesn’t mean you should give up . . . it does mean you must try harder.
          Failure doesn’t mean you’ll never make it. . . it does mean it will take a little longer.
          Failure doesn’t mean God has abandoned you . . . it does mean God has a better idea!