Daily Dojo

Once you pull the handle you don't get your goldfish back.

Since it is Dear old Dad’s birthday, I decided to use a quote I once blurted out in a long-forgotten argument that to this day makes my dad laugh.

Once you pull the handle you don’t get your goldfish back.

Patrick Costello

In music and in life, we often find ourselves flushing some opportunity or challenge away. Skip playing in a jam, put off practice, blow off the wrong person and . . . well, you get the idea.

When this happens, when we flush the proverbial goldfish, it does no good to stage a rescue attempt or ponder on how badly you messed up. Just learn from your mistakes, move on and get yourself a new goldfish.