A few weeks ago I sat down to write a Big Idea newsletter....
I thought I had it all figured out. I knew exactly what I was gonna write about. But when I sat down to the computer and started typing, something completely different ended up on the page.
And you know what?
It worked out quite nicely. The feedback I received on that newsletter article was 100% positive.
It just goes to show that -- sometimes -- the things we plan for often end up being quite different from the things we do.
Very, very different.
(I'm reminded of what John Lennon sang, in "Beautiful Boy": "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans....")
My experience has shown that the most successful people around are those who can -- while they're busy making other plans -- keep their eyes and ears and minds open to new ideas and new paths that might propel them towards their goals faster than ever.
I can't even count the times I thought I knew on where I was going, what I was doing, and how I was gonna reach my goal... and then stumbled across a better path, a different path, a more exciting path...
Of course, it doesn't have to be about simply getting to your goal faster or easier or cheaper.
It might mean exploring an entirely new road. --Perhaps a less trodden one... that diverges into a yellow wood... covered in leaves no feet have trodden black...
...A road that takes you to someplace wonderful, someplace beyond what you had imagined....
But to take that road, your eyes -- and your mind -- must be open.
So today, be bold, be courageous! Explore the possibilities that lie just outside of where you think you're going!
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