God has a sense of humor. If you don't believe me, you’ve never hired a contractor to remodel your home. Never made a business plan. Or never had your life all figured out.
Because once you make your plans, life has a way of altering them. And the universe reveals answers at its own pace.
A while back, Garth Brooks had a great song titled, “Unanswered Prayers.” It’s a typical country ditty, but offers an insightful lesson.
If all my prayers had been answered, my restaurant would have been saved, and I’d still be slaving away 18 hours a day in a dead-end job.
If all my prayers had been answered, I’d have never got on a plane, changed jobs, or met some of the most amazing people in the world.
If all my prayers had been answered, I’d have been worth $100 million by the time I was 20, and probably been dead by 21.
Yes it’s important to dream, set goals, and make plans. But then be open to the messages the universe sends you to correct course. Always affirm, “this or something better.” And you’ll always end up with the better!
P.S. I’m back in Riga, Latvia where I did an event tonight. Standing room only, with people spilling into the hallway. Amazing things are going to happen in this part of the world. Next stop is Moscow. I’ll check in from there.