Wouldn’t it be great if we lived in a perfect world? We’d have everything we ever wanted. We’d never get mad or sad or frustrated or lost. We’d never struggle. It would be great, right? Or would it?
In the moments of knowing what I don’t want… I see clearly what I do. In the not having something… the wanting of it fuels my innovation, creating new skill sets and producing new ideas. And when I do get what I want … Pretty quick, I’m usually on to my next desire.
Contrast is what fuels our yearning for something different and from that yearning we create, we stretch, we innovate. In the contrast of what we don’t like, don’t enjoy and doesn’t feel good, we see more clearly what our hearts desire.
This week, as you and your team encounter people, things, and experiences that you do not want and do not like… consider that the contrast against what you do want is perfect, helpful, and clarifying… and fueling your most clever ideas and quite possibly your best life yet!
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition be inspired, and success be achieved.”
~ Helen Keller