HuffingtonPost – The First Pancake Rule
Here the beginning of an article I wrote for the Huffington Post about the best lesson my mother ever taught me. I call it the First Pancake Rule. You can also watch me give a presentation on it to the Westside Toastmasters. There’s a link above for the video.
DARING TO FAIL – HOW I USE THE FIRST PANCAKE RULE TO FIND SUCCESS
Failure is fatal, but it’s the uncomfortable key to success.
I was 5 years old when my mother brought me into the kitchen to start cooking. At first it was cutting carrots with a butter knife, but soon enough my skills and tasks were increased to actually cooking.
It was a mid winter Saturday morning and we were making my favorite – pancakes. The electric griddle was brought out from under the stove and plugged in on the kitchen table so that I could reach it. “Now David, when the bubbles on the pancake come up and pop, it’s ready to be flipped.” “Okay mom.”
She went to make tea, and I was dutifully watching as one, then two, then a dozen bubbles came up. The first one popped, then another, then there was one last one. It didn’t pop. I waited, and waited, and it just wouldn’t pop.
“David! What’s burning?” for more click the hyperlink below: