"Strive to be humble in victory and gracious in defeat." - Boots Williams Congratulations to the people who took their tests over the weekend.  Regardless of the outcomes, it took a lot of courage to show up and try.

For those of you who passed, please remain hungry and humble.  Arrogance is the number one killer of those recently promoted.  My grandmother said to me, "Go forth with the heart of a tiger," after I passed my shodan test.  Now is the time to double your effort.

For those of you who didn't pass, please take this as a call to work harder.  As Shakespeare once wrote, "Nothing is right or wrong, but thinking makes it so."  Take this set back as an opportunity to let your true metal shine through.  It is nothing more than the calm before the storm.  Please work hard for the next test.