Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Failure is NOT an Option!

Oh the classic movie and TV line about how failure is not an option! It always promotes inspiration and drives the hero on to his goal or is the obligatory line before the villain inevitably fails. But what about its context to real life, is failure for people truly not an option. The short and simple answer is yes, failure should never be an option, but let me explain this a little better. The word fail, failing, failure, or any other forms of the word is what should truly never be an option.

Fail, to fall short of success or achievement in something expected, attempted, desired, or approved: as brought to us by our local dictionary. Now I ask you, whose right is it to tell us that we've failed in something? The answer is again simple, nobodies but our own. We as individuals are the only ones who should have a right to say that we've failed at anything and the one person you should never hear tell you that you failed, is you! Fail and all of its forms are such overused words with such negative meaning behind it that it can never be used as inspiration.

I implore a person never to feel as though they have failed at something. The truth of the matter is you can never fail at achieving something, you can only fail at trying to achieve it. If you try your hardest to achieve a goal or an outcome and you fall short don't consider that a failure. Sure you may have fallen short of complete success, but look at the things that you've achieved along the way. Its a classic cliche but its the journey's that you take in life that truly matter.

So you ask yourself while reading this, "My teacher just gave me a failing grade on a test, how did I not FAIL the test?" Your sitting pretty smug and you think you've got me beat and the fact is the teacher shouldn't give you what is called a failing grade. You probably didn't fail to pass the test, you probably didn't apply yourself. So they give you a big fat 'fail' but let me tell you that fail isn't applying to the test, they are applying it to you and its up to you to make sure that doesn't happen unless you yourself said that you have failed.

There are so many things in this world that people get down on themselves over because they think they failed or didn't meet expectations and sometimes they don't take a step back and realize that you can't always meet those expectations or those goals, even ones you set for yourself. Things happen in life that distract, sometimes you don't have the skill set, or maybe you just don't care. Things can be outside the realm of our control! So the word failure should never be an option to use because no given person will ever be a failure, they will never fail, and they will always succeed as long as they try. You may not get the desired goal 100% of the time, but you will gain valuable life lessons, you will gain experience, and you will get accomplishments that you will never forget!

Treat people right, try your hardest, and reach for the stars. You are a star, you can't fail, you are who you are and be proud.

Jish Bockle

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Truth About Leadership?


Do you in your everyday life find this is a word that is thrown around quite a bit? In Canada we talk about it all the time. We talk about our leaders, we talk about who does this and who does that and why they aren't fit to lead but we don't talk about what exactly leadership is all about! I ask you this, just because a politician gets elected into government does that make them a leader? Just because a person is the CEO of a company does that mean they have demonstrated great leadership skills?

I can't tell you the answer to that because I believe that is up for you to decide. But I can tell you what I feel leadership is and what it isn't. Being a great leader and demonstrating great leadership abilities does not involve being able to give orders and tell people what to do and many people believe that authority and leadership go hand in hand. The fact people need to recall is we have community leaders, people who speak up and make their voices heard and inspire others to do the same thing.

Isn't inspiration the key to being a great leader? Isn't the ability to inspire other people to be greater then they already are how we define leadership? Nelson Mandela once said “It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.” How can you disagree with that? Being a great leader is inspiring others to be great and allowing them to celebrate in that greatness and when things fall apart protecting those people and jumping on the sword yourself.

What you may ask is the purpose of this blog, why am I discussing leadership? Well as well all know in Ontario the Provincial Elections will fall upon us in just a few months time and during that time I want people to remember what real leadership is and see who demonstrates that. I want people to look for those in their community and area that are an inspiration and recognize those contributions. Most of all I want you to remember that every single person in this world is born great, they are born a leader, and with the will you can raise to heights you never dreamed possible and lead the charge to changing anything you want for the better!

Until Next Time
Jish Bockle

Thursday, June 2, 2011

It Begins With an Idea

Everything begins with an idea, everything ever created, every speech ever spoken, every novel ever written; they all began with a simple idea, a thought. So naturally this blog started with an idea, a simple thought that sparked in my mind that made me want to write. The question is, what was that idea? Well lets make that a very quick answer, I wanted another way to share my thoughts with the World. Today, Twitter, Facebook, and many other social media sites allow us to share our everyday experiences with the world but only blogging allows us to really convey them at length!

What though would this idea, this blog entail? Well I believe it will detail the life of a boy named Jish Bockle! This young marketing major had a passion for starting conversation and sharing his thoughts with the world. He has a keen interest in politics, in expressing views about leadership, talking about random stories going on in the world, and on occasion even sharing a story or two of his own. This is what the Bockle Life is all about, a social experience. A place for random internet denizens from anywhere in the world to come and talk about a random boys thoughts and life.

So allow me to kick it off with a little bit of everything, a political issue, a leadership quote, an interesting news item, and a small fact about Jish! Does anyone else ever question why the government tends to ignore students during their elections claiming that they are not a demograph that  tends to vote? Well this maybe true but what if an election point was tailored towards our young student generation? In Ontario this could be the curbing influence of 300,000 + votes! I think politicians should remember that "Leadership is about confidence and trust. The day that people stop trusting you and having confidence in you is the day you have stopped being a leader."

Okay, so its not really current but I just have to ask and make comment on the Playstation Network hack. I read a quote from a hacking group that said maybe people will go out and then get actual lives. Doesn't the PSN at least attempt to promote social interaction? What do you want people to do, go to a movie and be silent, or go spend money at a bar? Not all people play or like sports and if you are taking the time to hack it, are you not in the same no life situation? This isn't a shot or anything just a curious mind asking questions!

So allow me to finish this by leaving you all with a fact about Jish. Jish Bockle loves Glee! Why does he love Glee one may ask? Its an over acted and outrageously written show, but the fact of the matter is, its adorable. It has charm and appeal and its hard not to smile and the talent is out of this world. Plus Brittany one liners??? Please can you ask for anything more?

Until Next Time
Jish Bockle