Rarely does something unexpectedly become ‘spectacular’.
Sure. That’s THE moment.
What gets us to our ‘THE’ moment?
Right place, right time, karma, happy accident, catastrophe – or all of those?
Not likely THE moment resulted from any one element …
Few big decisions are impulsive – rather, deliberate. Percolated results, back-burner time, simmering. Every so often we add fresh information, evolving decisions, morphing from eclectic idea mix to smooth sauce and presto – a plan! Reduced by heat, time, mystery ingredients or seeing it from a different angle completely …
Five years, or ten, or twenty ago – further I go back in memory, the more clear I thought I was about where I was going, about how I would get there.
Been more wrong than right, more bull-headed than flexible, often extremely focused. Went fast, navigated athletically, didn’t crash into much – what was I missing in my haste, what was I not seeing?
Ouch – bumping into furniture, wandering in the dark – just as easily, some days I wake up to realize something I’ve invested much time and excruciating effort towards – became such a waste of time, effort and money. But before I trash it, shred it or beat myself up over efforts that could have been applied differently, I shouldn’t forget all the good ideas and interesting people I bumped into along that idea’s path. Those juicy moments and experiences could not have been produced any other way.
Instinctively leaping to right/best conclusions? Not often.
Everything I’ve ever done that worked out well seemed like a good idea at the time.
So did every bad idea …
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk with Gusta: 10C/50F, mostly sunny – rested and restless (strange combo) – this strange day, when spring morphs to summer this afternoon – nice breeze, quiet streets and traffic hum muffled, just a man and his dog read for summer fun!