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Who Cares If It Turns Out Right?

Who Cares If It Turns Out Right?

"It is what it is" feels like the most overused phrase of the past couple years, but it's also the most apropos for this idea. When we adopt that kind of attitude in the right circumstance, great things can happen.

Take work, for instance. Much as we try and manage every little detail of every little project, things just don't always go according to plan. Whether you work for someone else or have started your own business, it helps to take the pressure off by remembering that you can't force things to go exactly as you want them to.

It also helps to step away. Many good and even great ideas come from the times when we allow our minds to unconsciously work around a problem. Think about it—how many "A-ha!" moments have come on a long run, in the shower or while you were otherwise engaged?

Letting go is one of those things you can apply to business and daily life in general. Sometimes, the process is much more exciting and worthwhile than the end result. It's where the real learning is! So worry less about whether something turns out right, and try to focus more on what you're experiencing as you get there.


Posted: 11/22/08
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"It is what it is" was my husbands favorite phrase...
that's how he lived his life...
thank you for the thoughts on things.
A very rough week at work too.

Sometimes it evens out!

  • By Boobear
  • on 11/24/08 6:22 AM EST