I had a close call in more ways than one, today. Some of those close calls were good news, and some of those close calls prevented really bad news by a minute of corrective actions. My point? If we slip and not permanently fall, it is always another chance. Getting it right comes down to knowing genuinely what does not work and doing always what genuinely does work.
The secret of the carpenter and preacher from the plains of Galilee:”As you believe, so shall you become”, he intimated. 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 in the deepest levels when he preached that line. If life surpasses us, it is genuinely because we let it go, if we win, we caused that also in the sense of knowing where we neglected and doing it in the ideal way later.
Indeed, reality comes down to alteration and not perfection on the first try. 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 existence is an obstacle course of interesting 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 has to be that way if you really want something 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 lifetime only to finally discover that he missed his whole life. Even though it seemed like a”dumb, little metaphor” of a movie, I get the message today. For things to mean anything to us, we must love the process in addition to the result. I get it, and I hope you do too.
Now, I don’t mean try overtly for perfection, but I do mean perfection stems from enjoying the process as well as appreciating the end achievements from the process too, and doing what you love to do always has, “warts”, challenges, and all, in addition to the enjoyable points.