"Let the mysteries be the mysteries".
Published on August 22, 2011Oh, but don't we spend an enormous amount of time trying to figure out what can't be figured? Like gravity there are certain aspects of life and events over which we can have no control. We may understand it is gravity that causes the fall off the roof but there's not much we can do about it once we slip off the edge. The time spent on what we can have no impact on steal away life and enjoyment and time. It has rightfully been said that "We can make more money but we can't make more time". This lesson was taught to me over the past week and it was one I had to come to terms with or risk wasting some of the best days of my summer. My family and I had rented a friends cottage on an Island in Georgian Bay. Beautiful spot. I had planned on sending out the daily perspectives and given that there is no internet but cell reception on the island I went out and bought a Rocket Stick to get internet. For some reason it just would not work. I was able to get reception for about 5 minutes and then it went down again. Here is what I originally thought. "This can't happen. My clients depend on this. This is part of my service. I have to get this fixed". Sitting on the front deck, stressed out, trying to find a way to get around this I heard a quote from Jim Rohn replay in my mind. He said, "Sometimes you have to let the mysteries be the mysteries". Here I was then faced with a decision. Would I stress out all week and lose out on some of the best moments of the summer or would I let it go and understand that there was nothing I could do about it. I chose the latter and the stress time was traded for BBQing, fishing, reading, and catching frogs with my kids. I very much would have liked to send this out every day but I had to do what I ask you to do when faced with an immovable object. Let the mysteries be the mysteries. Have an excellent day.