Monday, September 21, 2009

21st Sep - Use The Riveting Tale of The Rivet For Your Goal Achievement!

I hope Monday finds you well.

Ok, the rivet! here we go...

Riveting was, and still is, a great way to hold two pieces of steel or iron together.
It's like a nut and bolt, but without the nut.
The 'bolt' is heated til it is red hot, then shoved through matching holes in either piece you want to fit together.
Then it's bashed at the end to seal it, and the 2 pieces, together. Contracting when it cools, it makes the hold even tighter.

Ok, so why I am I telling you about the rivet?
Well it was featured in the BBC show 'Coast', which visited the North East England city of Sunderland.

A former massvie industrial heartland, one of the major works there was the shipyard, building massive ships all riveted together.
Then in the 2nd World War, the Germans were sinking ships faster than we could build them, so when Churchill put in the order for more ships, he went to the US rather than Britain.

Because the US had massive shipyards that were able to make parts of the ship in whole units, then weld them together instead of rivet.
There was no space in Sunderland to expand the yards to go to this welding technique, so the area faded away along with the tradition of riveting.

You can use this story in relation to your goal achieving...
Techniques change with time, and what worked in the past may not be the way to achieve your goal today.

However, it's unlikely that *you* will have to make that discovery, someone else will have done it for you.
You just need to be aware of current trends, and be ready to accept change if it comes your way.

Ok, that's it for this issue, I'm off to see if I can find something else as riveting as the rivet.

'Til Next Time.
Health & Happiness,
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