Before I left for Baja, I saw a great story on TV. A mother wanted to throw her son a birthday party, but her son was unable to enroll any classmates in attending. The mother didn’t want to accept this, so she made a Facebook group with hope that family and friends would reach out. Somehow it ended up going viral. By the time it was done, her son had over a million birthday cards and wishes, with people all over the world checking in. Good Morning America sent him to Disney World after hearing the story, Corvette sent a car and driver to give him a ride to school, and lots more. The mother in this story had a very specific goal. Her goal was selfless, and it was for nothing but good, for someone whom she loves unconditionally. When she saw one way to get to her goal wasn’t working, she tried another way. Not only did it work, but the extent to which it happened exceeded what anyone would have dreamed of happening.
We can all learn from this. Be with people from a place of unconditional love. Anything else sends the wrong message to the universe. If you only want to be with someone when they have success, then you aren’t truly being with them. Given any goal and one way that doesn’t work, find another way. If you’re unwilling to seek another way to get there, then you likely don’t really want that goal. Human beings are complex creatures, thus there is always another way to get to where you want to be.
There is always another way. Create goals from a place of love, then find a way to get there. You never know when you’ll end up greatly exceeding what you even dreamed was possible.