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Trip Like I Do

We all trip. It doesn’t matter if we’ve been walking for 30 years or 5 years, that uneven pavement still finds a way to get us.

The road is always peppered in unforeseen obstacles. But it’s not meant to impede us as much as it is to remind us of our own vulnerability.

Even people with remarkable vision slip up. But the difference between a visionary and a person on the move is composure.

Visionaries see the end and just work backward; any blips in between are subtle messages to rethink the perceived solution. Meanwhile, the goal-setter who encounters a hurdle gets annoyed and discouraged. They ask: ”Why can’t things just be a little easier? Where is my break?”

Hindsight is 20/20. Mistakes occur afterward, not before.

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards.”

Steve Jobs

Life is the experiment. We’re the lab rats with brains, adapting to the freedom or constraint of our own reactions.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of Discvr.blog and four books.