We have all received counsel from someone close that goes something like, “Everything happens for a reason.” This posits that things happen to us – or will happen to us – based on a cosmic force akin to Newton’s Third Law of Motion. That’s bullshit. I feel the better course can be expressed, “This happened … what caused it, and what can I learn from it?”
The great painter, philosopher, and human Quaalude, Bob Ross, said that – in his world – there are no mistakes, only happy accidents. Perfection is unattainable, but aim for it (and iterate), you may hit great. The imperfections of yesterday inform today’s actions.
What course corrections have you made based on a past, imperfect experience? Share it below. Perhaps you’d like to contribute a post?