Last Sunday, when the East Coast was digging out form a major blizzard, Los Angeles was baking under a hot sun. In fact, it was so hot, that my husband, mother and I went for a walk at the beach. It was still hot at the beach, but also beautiful.
We were struck by the dramatic, high surf, which contrasted sharply with the otherwise calm, glass-like ocean on a windless day. On our walk we frequently stopped just to watch those eye-catching breakers and marveled at the surfers who, braving the cold water, relished the high surf.
When you are doing the thinking I recommended in "The Foundation of A Successful Application," look for the "breakers" in your life. Fortunately, our lives are usually fairly calm, and we coast. But our lives are also punctuated by occasional "breakers": events of note, occasions that make us churn, something that overturns or redirects us. What were your "breakers"? Where did you end up when you came up for air? How has your surfing technique changed as a result of that last big wave?