I had a close call in more ways than you, now. Some of those close calls were good news, and some of those close calls avoided really bad news by a minute of corrective actions. My point? If we slip rather than permanently fall, it’s always a second chance. Getting it right comes down to knowing genuinely what doesn’t work and doing always what genuinely does work.
The secret of that carpenter and preacher from the plains of Galilee:”As you believe, so shall you become”, he intimated. What did he mean by that. Could he have meant a lifetime of cause, effect and getting the genuine and logical measure of your efforts and persistence however they may be? Honestly, I understand he meant that in the deepest levels when he preached online. If life surpasses us, it is genuinely because we let it, if we win, we caused that too in the sense of knowing where we neglected and doing it again in the right way later.
Indeed, reality comes down to adjustment rather than perfection on the first attempt. If we always got it right all of the time, we would have nothing to earn, do or live. Even God is smart enough to make it interesting for God, and existence is an obstacle course of intriguing games anyway. Earned winning always feels good, but cheated or unearned sure things mostly feel like something is missing. That is the difference that makes the difference. When I think of training and winning for what I actually want, I really love the process in addition to the result and it has to be that way in case you really want something to mean everything to you in a fantastic way.
I recall this old film called”Click” about a man played by actor Adam Sandler that used a remote control to skip the”bad parts” of his lifetime only to finally discover that he missed his entire life. Although it seemed like a”dumb, little metaphor” of a movie, I get the message today. For things to mean anything to us, we have to love the process as well as the outcome. I get it, and I hope you do too.
I may use the quote “We all love to win, but who love to train?” a lot coined by Mark Spitz of the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. But, face it, to achieve everything, you must love the process in addition to the results.
Now, I do not mean strive overtly for perfection, but I do mean perfection stems from enjoying the process as well as enjoying the end achievements from the process too, and doing what you love to do always,”warts”, challenges, and all, in addition to the enjoyable points.