I could count the number of times in my life when things just didn’t work out. It could’ve been something I really wanted, had planned for (short or midterm), had anticipated happening, was told it would happen, and even a few relationships that I had hoped would turn out (personal and business).
A few of these involved losses of money, loss of time, and/or effort, a loss of a person. Mostly, it involved the exercise of learning to lose my pride.
Pride aside, I will say this. For everything that has never turned out in my life, came a replacement of something or someone so much better. I quickly learned to recognize this pattern of “after the bad, always comes the good”, or the conscious act of “looking for the silver lining” whenever it felt as if I was in a bad place (again). More often, you don’t easily find the silver lining and the turn-around-time (TAT) for having the good present itself, can sometimes be slow. Real slow, as in a few years.
Now, when things don’t work out, I get giddy inside. I take it as a sign that something great will happen next. It always does. Always. But like I said, the TAT can be slow. In that case, it becomes an exercise in patience, perseverance, and preparing my mindset for the awesome that’s to come.
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