As a kid, my favorite thing to do on Saturday morning was to wake up – 6-ish, get a huge bowl of cereal, then sit in front of the TV and watch cartoons until about noon. I loved Looney Tunes; Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, and I most of all… Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius – a creation of the late, great Chuck Jones.

The coyote was always trying to capture that elusive road runner.

The coyote was also a genius. Technically, he was a SUPER genius so the stakes for his ego were very high.

He would order boxes from ACME and put together elaborate systems to capture the road runner, none of which ever worked. Ever. Most of the time they back fired so badly that he would get hurdled off a cliff or catapulted into a wall. (And survive of course.)

The coyote failed over and over and over but he never gave up. He never allowed his failures to dampen his determination.

I dug that about him.

But – you may be thinking – the coyote never got the road runner.

That’s the interesting thing about success and failure.You know what they say – success always occurs in private, and failure in full view. So I like to think somewhere out there… maybe at some point, the coyote won.

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