Try, Try Again

previous picture   •  next picture

   

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

But who defines success? Whether it’s getting ahead or standing on your head, we always seem to gauge ourselves by the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Along the way, we are blind to the beauty of the rainbow itself. The prism becomes our prison, the pot of gold some holy grail, always beyond our reach. And even if we get that pot of gold, in a short time it turns back to lead and we pick up our search again, looking for our next success. That’s our definition of driven, but for many of us we leave off the “crazy” and “to despair.”

Goals are not the issue. Working to achieve them is not the issue. Placing your own self worth on that achievement, ah, now you’re on to something. Sever your attachment to the end result and you free yourself to find success in every step. Show up. Wake up. Bring it—your best effort to this moment. Open your eyes and ears to your heart, to your true nature, to the process, and make yourself blind and deaf to your ego. Try, try again.