I had a close call in more ways than you, now. 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 understanding genuinely what does not work and doing always what genuinely does work.
The secret of the carpenter and preacher in the plains of Galilee:”As you think, so shall you become”, he intimated. What did he mean by that. Could he have meant a lifetime of cause, effect and getting the genuine and logical measure of your efforts and persistence however they may be? Honestly, I understand he meant that at the deepest levels when he preached that line. If life surpasses us, it’s genuinely because we let it, if we win, we caused that also in the sense of understanding where we failed and doing it again in the ideal way later.
Indeed, reality comes down to adjustment rather than perfection on the first attempt. If we always got it right all of the time, we would have nothing to earn, do or live. Even God is smart enough to make it interesting for God, and presence is an obstacle course of intriguing games anyway. Earned winning always feels great, but cheated or unearned sure things mainly feel like something is missing. When I think of training and winning for what I really want, I really love the process in addition to the result and it must be that way if you really want some thing to mean everything to you in a fantastic way.
I remember this old film called”Click” about a man played by actor Adam Sandler that used a remote control to skip the”bad parts” of his life only to ultimately discover that he missed his whole life. Although it seemed like a”stupid, small metaphor” of a movie, I get the message now. For things to mean anything to us, we have to love the process in addition to the outcome. 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 have to love the process in addition to the results.
Now, I don’t mean try overtly for perfection, but I really do mean perfection stems from enjoying the process in addition to appreciating the ending achievements from the process also, and doing what you love to do always,”warts”, challenges, and all, in addition to the enjoyable points.