Sunday evening I watched the Golden Globes, in which George Clooney reflected on winners and losers. Addressing his show business colleagues, he said, “Four out of five of you don’t win. Literally 80 percent of the people in this room don’t win. [But] if you are in this room, you’ve caught the brass ring. You get to do what you’ve always dreamed to do and be celebrated for it, and that just, it ain’t losing.”
|A rider of the Flying Horses Carousel carousel reaches for the brass ring.|
Same with our work in Extension. What did you do last year? How is Minnesota different because of the investment of your time, talents, knowledge, access to University resources, and community connections? Not only is your reporting used in your annual review, but most important, your work will also be reflected in FD’s annual report to funders, decision makers, current partners, and potential partners. Thank you so much for your work in 2014 and, in turn, reporting about the impact of your work. Echoing George Clooney, I hope you, too, are doing work you always dreamed of and are celebrated for it.