I had a close call in more ways than one, today. A few of those close calls were good news, and some of those close calls prevented very bad news by a moment of corrective action. My point? If we slip rather than permanently fall, it’s always another chance. Getting it right comes down to knowing genuinely what doesn’t work and doing always what actually does work.
The secret of that carpenter and preacher from the plains of Galilee:”As you think, so shall you become”, he intimated. What did he mean by that. Could he have meant a life of cause, effect and getting the genuine and logical step of your efforts and persistence however they’re? Honestly, I understand he meant that at the deepest levels when he preached that line. If life surpasses us, it is genuinely because we allow it, if we win, we caused that also in the sense of understanding where we neglected and doing it in the right way later.
Indeed, reality comes down to adjustment rather than perfection on the first attempt. If we always got it right all the time, we would have nothing to earn, live or do. Even God is intelligent enough to make it interesting for God, and existence is an obstacle course of interesting games anyway. Earned winning always feels good, but cheated or unearned certain things mainly feel like something is missing. That’s the difference that makes the difference. When I think of training and winning for what I actually want, I really love the process in addition to the result and it has to be that way if you really want something to mean everything to you in a fantastic way.
I remember this older movie called”Click” about a man played by actor Adam Sandler that used a remote control to bypass the”bad parts” of his lifetime only to finally discover he missed his entire life. Even though it seemed like a”stupid, little metaphor” of a film, I get the message now. For things to mean anything to us, we must love the process as well as the result. I get it, and I expect you do too.
I may use the quote “We all love to win, but who love to train?” a lot coined by Mark Spitz of the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. But, face it, to achieve it all, you must love the process in addition to the results.
Now, I don’t mean strive overtly for perfection, but I really do mean perfection stems from enjoying the process in addition to enjoying the end achievements from the process too, and doing what you love to do always,”warts”, challenges, and all, in addition to the enjoyable points.