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 really bad news by a moment of corrective actions. My point? If we slide and not permanently fall, it is always another chance. Getting it right comes down to understanding genuinely what does not work and doing always what genuinely does work.
The secret special info of that carpenter and preacher in the plains of Galilee:”As you believe, so shall you become”, he intimated. What did he mean by that. Could he have meant a life of cause, effect and receiving the genuine and logical measure of your efforts and persistence however they may be? Honestly, I know he meant that at the deepest levels when he preached online. If life surpasses us, it is genuinely because we let it, if we win, we caused that too in the sense of knowing where we neglected and doing it in the ideal way later.
Indeed, reality comes down to alteration rather than perfection on the first attempt. If we always got it right all of the time, we would have nothing to earn, live or do. 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 mostly 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 as well as 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 old 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 ultimately find that he missed his entire life. Even though it seemed like a”dumb, small metaphor” of a movie, I get the message today. For things to mean anything to us, we have to love the process as well as the result. I get it, and I hope 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 as well as the results.
Now, I don’t mean try overtly for perfection, but I really do mean perfection comes from enjoying the process in addition to appreciating the end achievements from the process also, and doing what you love to do always,”warts”, challenges, and all, as well as the enjoyable points.