“Wherever the universe takes me that is productive, I will go. If not, I discovered one more way that won’t work, and since there is always an ultimate answer or solution, I won’t give up.” That’s a modified Thomas Edison quote that defines my reality perfectly. When I think about reality, I think about the last process of deduction until the goal is achieved, really. I don’t think there is such a thing as ultimate failure unless we give in to that deductive and inevitable success that comes from discovering what won’t work and what finally works after seeing what doesn’t.
In short, I respect both the process and the result in this sense: I know that sometimes everything is a zig-zag process to reach a final goal, not always easy. The best results come in the form of something you have to apply or work on, the most powerful best results are not a free lunch without the necessary understanding and reality.
I see so many emails I get that say “flip a switch, solve all your problems instantly and get rich with no work or understanding required, just sign up for this email series”. I know, it doesn’t work that way, and the person who genuinely and fully knows this is pretty rare, just like true qualified success in all realistic “across the board” areas you work on is pretty rare. Even then, the person who has achieved this will be so transparent about what they took and so “incredibly” realistic about it that most seekers will dismiss those reasons as too simple to be true, so to speak. A few will get it, but that’s about it, some will get it and practice or model what that genuinely successful person did with a few twists of their own. I understand. The majority, and many however, will not understand it and will continue with life bouncing away from reality. feeling which is too simple and realistic to work that way and continue with its “Rube Goldberg cartoon” understanding and application approach.
In fact, success is success and permanent failure is giving up too soon. That is the secret of permanent success. “Productive persistence” is like “reincarnation stasis” or “reincarnation stasis.” Those are two-word combinations that many don’t understand, but have so much understanding and power packed into them. But that’s all it takes to be successful: “Productive Persistence.”
However, how many cut to the chase and get real? Not many, most people expect “Rube Goldberg” responses to win, not the realistic simple actionable actions that are actually required. This is the article that says yes, no no, maybe yes, or “sure, if you can”. So I end epically with Yoda’s saying in “Star Wars” to Luke Skywalker: “Don’t try, just do!” With what is here, my quote is clear.