Recently we’ve been talking about when to quit, and when to hang on. An important part of the equation is being willing to accept different outcomes.
I didn’t want my restaurant to fail. But that failure started me on the path to business success in other areas. I didn’t want dysfunctional, unhappy relationships. But those relationships are what opened me up to getting counseling, which ultimately opened me up to receive true love. I didn’t want illness. But that is what now enables me to celebrate life.
Success and happiness are rarely a journey from point A to point B. It’s usually something closer to a trip from point A to K, to D, to W, to M, a stop by Z, and then on to B. And that’s the journey we all must relish.
When we set our goals, dreams and outcomes, we must do so with an attitude of, “This or something better.”