Tanner T. Total Chaos Reckless Abandon is the legal American Kennel Club name of a particular pure-bred Pug dog. This dog received his name as a result of his eager, enthusiastic, all-out exuberance toward life. Everything is an adventure to him, and everything is worth his maximum effort. Whether pulling on a rope or chasing a ball or running with the pack, he puts it all on the line and exerts himself to his limit.
Learn from this dog. Don’t hold back. Conservation of energy is not an option. Go until you fall, exhausted, like a puppy. Then get up and go some more. The “total chaos reckless abandon” approach does not concern itself with mistakes or fear or nervousness. Such concepts do not enter the consciousness of a dog and they are unimportant to a man striving toward greatness. Does a dog hang his head if he misses a ball during a game of fetch? Never. He doubles his resolve and expends even more energy in his pursuit. That is the path to a great life.
From September 2010, http://raising-a-man.tumblr.com