This past year has been tough in many ways.
My marriage ended.
Our cat died.
My cousin was killed.
When shit like that happens, it’s easy to wish that life were different. It’s human to wish this. It’s natural and probably unavoidable at the time.
But life isn’t different, so eventually we have to get to a point where we realise that wishing it were is pointless.
Certain things that are happening in my life are showing me the meaning behind some of those events.
I’ve realised that often we can’t know the meaning behind an event when we’re in it; it’s not until we emerge on the other side that we realise its importance.
So my advice to you if you’re in the middle of it; don’t worry if you can’t see the meaning now, know that it all happens for a reason and that reason will one day reveal itself to you if you are open to it.
We often compare today’s performance relative to yesterdays.
In summer I walked up to the Rob Roy Glacier near Wanaka.
There are two ways to find the limit.
When I was skiing professionally, I knew that standing on the edge of a cliff for longer didn’t make it any safer to drop.
On Monday I attended the funeral of a good friend of mine from medical school, Andy Greer. He died suddenly while working a shift at Christchurch Hospital. He was 40.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of these people who loves failure.
Challenges are a daily phenomenon for the entrepreneur.
Heaven is not wanting to be anywhere else.