SHOTS FOR 800, PLEASE, ALEX

 

Yesterday, for the sixth year in a row, I did it. I took the Jeopardy Online Test. This is an annual event used to harvest candidates to be on the show.

My husband and I love Jeopardy. We DVR it, watch it religiously and treat it like a spectator sport -- yelling at the TV and all. Together we're a full brain; too bad they don't take couples.

Five years of tests, no phone calls to audition. This is not a surprise considering I usually get 40-45% right (my guess since they don't post results).

This year I did better than I ever have. Either the test is getting easier or all those watched episodes are finally getting under my skin. I figure I cleared 65-70% this year.

I'm quite certain they won't be calling, nonetheless.

But, you know what? I'm gonna try again next year and the next.

This reminds me of a quote from Wayne Gretzky:

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

Hey, some chance is better than no chance. I'm gonna take a shot. Someday it just might get in the goal.

Questions I'm asking myself as a result of this week's events. Maybe you'd like to answer them for yourself:

  • Where could you be taking a shot in your life, but you aren't?
  • What are you potentially missing out on by not taking that shot?
  • What's the worst thing that could happen if you did take that shot? Are you willing to live with that?
  • Is that fear founded?
  • Are you willing to take a shot?