The Recipe for Success


  • Failure
  • Heartache
  • Criticism
  • Self-loathing
  • Alienation
  • Loneliness
  • Blood
  • Sweat
  • Tears


You must suck and suck and suck and suck, until you don’t suck anymore.

(Adapted from friend Joe Kyle Jr.)


Saying that unfettered competition is the best thing for society’s progress is like saying bulimia is the best way to lose weight. It might work superficially, but it’s unhealthy and tends to rot from the inside over time.


Although people generally take care of their cars, the same advice doesn’t seem to apply to the body. They don’t drive 110 mph, slam on the brakes, and do e-brake turns. That sort of “endurance training” ruins the vehicle. But for a person, you know what that series of grueling maneuvers is called? A triathlon.