Awry: (adj & adv) away from the planned or expected course; amiss.
We can survive tragedy, mayhem, struggle, poverty and anything that falls from the sky as long as we did not have great expectation that it would ever happen.
Even though I know it is popular to have big dreams, huge goals, and make presumptuous statements about the success of our lives, nothing could be any more detrimental to us than to look at what has happened to us, assume that everything went totally awry, and for us to sit in a huge puddle of muddy disappointment.
So what’s the key? How can we avoid disappointment, which cripples our faith?
- Don’t have a goal–have a direction.
As you head off in that direction, goals will pop up which you can pursue. But when you assume that your goal has to be achieved, Mother Nature will be more than happy to pour water on your fire.
- Have at least three plans.
In other words, if this works, I can do this. But if I get this opportunity, then I can achieve this level. And if it all comes in, by the grace of God, we get the whole enchilada with cheese sauce.
- Keep in mind, mankind is watching.
More opportunities will come your way if you’re a good loser. Even though we insist that we admire the winner, we spend a lot of time watching the “trailers,” and what they do next.
- And finally, be grateful.
I know it sounds silly to be grateful for a fiasco or when your plans go awry, but most of the things in our lives which we now possess did not come to us as a whole.
They arrived in pieces and we puzzled them together.
Life by its very purpose is intended to create a situation where “the greatest laid plans of mice and men” go awry.
Mice run and hide in embarrassment.
But intelligent humans look for a way to use the surprises to create new dreams.
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