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    the fail syndrome

    why is it that no matter how well you plan and research and hone your craft, you still end up failing at everything you do for weeks at a time.

    my bees are screwed up
    i can't NNC without my feet turning into numb blobs
    and my homebrew is a little off - might be a tad green yet.

    i can't seem to do anything right as of late. it's the fail syndrome, a collapsing shroud of epic fail.

    how can i make it stop?
    -Steve
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    Next time, save your energy for tomorrows ride and try not to come in 6th.

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    -Steve
    Quote Originally Posted by Chain
    Next time, save your energy for tomorrows ride and try not to come in 6th.

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    Sounds like somebody needs some peanut butter...
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    some days you eat the bear, and some days he eats you.

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    -Steve
    Quote Originally Posted by Chain
    Next time, save your energy for tomorrows ride and try not to come in 6th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asciibaron
    how can i make it stop?
    Learn from your mistakes and get better. Alternatively, you could pick easier hobbies.

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    homebrew... about to fail at soon...

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    I blame my boss. No matter what I do and how many times I save his azz, it's never good enough.

    He's an A#1 asshat.
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    I had a hive swarm on 24 April 10. I am not so good of a beekeeper either.
    "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --A. Einstein

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    You got banned by your own bees!

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    chin up, mate.

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    just keep at it. 99% of success is persistence.
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    You are deep within self-fulfilling prophecy land...focus on successes, no matter how small and it will start to change your p.o.v.
    The Law of Headwinds states: If the ride out is easy you better leave something in the tank for the turn...

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    Drink past it.
    I know we just met and this is crazy....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569
    You are deep within self-fulfilling prophecy land.
    100% what he said!
    " The ability to purchase an expensive bicycle does not make you a cyclist! "

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    Failure is usually eventually followed by success, keep at it and things will likely improve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrider
    I had a hive swarm on 24 April 10. I am not so good of a beekeeper either.
    that totally sucks. how many hives do you have?
    -Steve
    Quote Originally Posted by Chain
    Next time, save your energy for tomorrows ride and try not to come in 6th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylint
    Drink past it.
    now this is sound advice. i'll drink to that
    -Steve
    Quote Originally Posted by Chain
    Next time, save your energy for tomorrows ride and try not to come in 6th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asciibaron
    that totally sucks. how many hives do you have?

    Right now I have a little of everything.

    I started the year with 4 hives. I fed them all sugar water in Feb to stimulate them and one hive was almost out of honey so I put a feeder on them.

    Everything was going great so I figured at the beginning of April I would make some queens. I built some queen cups (which ended up being too big- wrong dia. dowell ) and tried to graft some eggs. Pulled a few frames of capped brood and bees and made a nuc. Did the whole thing. The plan was make three new nucs with the queens I made. Opened up the nuc a week later, they hadn't built one queen cell but made an emergency cell. Waited for the queen to emerge and start laying. Never happened. She must have died in her mating flight or something so I have a queenless nuc and 4 hives.

    Check the hives mid April, queen cells all over two hives. I decide to try to kill all the queen cells in one hive but get a wild hair to remove a queen cell and throw it in the queenless nuc. Take another super body with bees and eggs and make a divide.
    Now I have a nuc with a queen cell I stuffed in between frames a split with queen cells.

    Check in a week or so and the split doesn't have a laying queen and all the cells are opened and torn down. Check the hives and have queen cells in one of the hives and decide to put a frame with a queen cell in the split that doesn't have a laying queen and
    leave the nuc alone.

    April 24th one hive swarms. So now I have 4 hives (one weakened by swarming). I have a boxed swarm doing well (it was huge). I have the nuc and the other split and will check them this weekend to see if they are queenright. If not, I am getting rid of the nuc and taking the split and using the supers on the other hives or using it to hive the next swarm which is coming.


    The honey flow came 2 weeks early this year. Locust started blooming on 1 May. That usually means one month after that the party is over when the tulip poplars finish off.
    "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --A. Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by asciibaron
    how can i make it stop?
    Relax. Then focus.

    Focus on what you are doing at the moment. Don't think about what went wrong before, don't think about all the stuff you need to do later, focus. Be where you are doing what you do.



    So the thing to do when working on a motorcycle, as in any other task, is to cultivate the peace of mind which does not separate one’s self from one’s surroundings. When that is done successfully then everything else follows naturally. Peace of mind produces right values, right values produce right thoughts. Right thoughts produce right actions and right actions produce work which will be a material reflection for others to see of the serenity at the center of it all.
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    Damn, that sounds like the plot of a Bond movie.

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    Failure is the foundation for epic success, and the world is littered with bare foundations where people have abandoned the effort (failure) before reaching their goals (success).
    As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities. Voltaire

    A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government. Thomas Jefferson

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    beekeeping sounds Haaard.

    What does swarming mean... Like they ran away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr hoo
    Relax. Then focus.



    So the thing to do when working on a motorcycle, as in any other task, is to cultivate the peace of mind which does not separate one’s self from one’s surroundings. When that is done successfully then everything else follows naturally. Peace of mind produces right values, right values produce right thoughts. Right thoughts produce right actions and right actions produce work which will be a material reflection for others to see of the serenity at the center of it all.
    Pirsig? I like it. Gotta pull it out are re-read it this summer.
    It's Been Fun...See You Down The Road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregory Taylor
    Pirsig?
    Yep. Found the whole (I think) text online, in case you want to search it for any reason to find a particular passage:

    http://design.caltech.edu/Misc/pirsig.html
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