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Welcome back to A - Z 2021. Yesterday we explored what Home means.
I had a hard time coming up with an actual situation to write about.
Instead I figured I could watch YouTube videos and learn how farriers actually make horseshoes.
It's really fascinating to observe. They take this ordinary looking steel bar and heat it in a furnace, and when I say heat, I mean it: 2,300°F (1,260°C)!
After a while, the formerly black piece of metal comes out annealed! Bright orange and red of color, and it becomes easily bendable and shapable. They call it "forging".
As the metal cools down pretty quickly though, the blacksmith needs to work fast and precisely.
The saying really makes perfect sense. Use a rare opportunity before it's gone!
I still have no everyday example. What's wrong with me? Evidently there are people who have several irons in the fire?
The reason may be that I am not your typical opportunist?
Thinking about it, I don't like to ask for help, I don't like to sit around and hope to get lucky, and I don't like to depend on others.
I like to create m own opportunities. That way they will be exactly the way I like them. It involves way more time and effort, but it makes me feel like it's more precious and deserved.
In my all Duck or no Dinner post. I mentioned how I was taking matters into my own hands.
Back to horses though. There is another idiom, you may have heard of it: flogging a dead horse.
Some creative person has put this into business context, where for obvious reasons the horse stands for investments, strategies and practices that deserve rescuing, and some of the analogies are hilarious. They suggest it'd be a good idea to be
Does any of it sound familiar to you?
Do you have any irons in the fire as we speak?
Let me know down below, and please include the link to your post so I can return the visit.
Happy Weekend! Be back Monday morning, bright and early - we may need your help to overturn some score from the East German Judge!