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Groundhog Day

I’m breaking my M-W-F tradition to create a Thursday blog in honor of Groundhog Day. I am a big fan of Groundhog Day, so naturally I could not refrain from blogging about it. It even relates to Repeat Excellence!

There is no clear origin of Groundhog Day, but records indicate its observance as early as 1841 in the United States and over 1000 years ago in other countries. Legend claims that when the groundhog emerges from his burrow on February 2 and sees his shadow, he will scurry back into his den for six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, then spring will come early.

Groundhog Day is celebrated in dozens of cities around the United States, the most notable location, Punxsatawney, Pennsylvania, made famous by the 1993 movie starring Bill Murray, Groundhog Day. Phil, a weatherman played by Bill Murray, travels to Punxsatawney to report on the groundhog. His brash, self-serving attitude about everything and everyone is offensive and rude. He finds himself re-living February 2 over and over again until he finally realizes he is doomed to spend the rest of his monotonous life stuck on Groundhog Day unless he makes a change and makes a difference, which (spoiler alert!) he eventually does.

This is the point in this blog where you should be having that ah-ha moment. Phil repeats the day until he has perfected it; until he has achieved excellence. Groundhog Day (the movie) is truly an iconic standard (sic) for all of us out there striving to Repeat Excellence.

Long live Punxsatawney Phil!

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  1. 2 February 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Really when someone doesn’t know after that its up to other users that they will help, so here it happens.

  1. 3 February 2012 at 5:34 am

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