Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good I was actually being redirected to something better…
Here is a truth: you don’t have all the answers. What looks like a loss right now might just be a magnificent gain! I think of the times I thought that things didn’t go my way; that I missed out, lost an opportunity or failed. 9 times out of 10 I am grateful things happened the way they did. When I almost lost my entire business to a lying ex-partner it broke my heart – but I learned more lessons about how to protect myself in business and grew more as an entrepreneur in three months than I had done in the previous three whole years. I can honestly say I am grateful for it now.
When we were just about so sign for a studio space we had worked on for months but had the rug pulled out from beneath us and lost it in the last moment I was so frustrated and disheartened – but the perfect property (in a much better location!) was right in front of us. We just hadn’t seen it yet! It would have been a colossal mistake to sign for the other space and I’m so thankful we have Island Yoga manifested in the most magical place.
Everything is purposeful. Especially the hard things!
Right now I’m working through having “lost” a partnership that I was super excited about and also mourning a friendship that’s been irrevocably damaged. At this point in my life I’ve had enough hardships to understand that I don’t have to have all the answers. Failure hurts – of course. It’s supposed to. But I don’t have to lose my ground because of it. I can be patient and trust that something better is ahead and soon I’ll look back in gratitude. I’m not being rejected. I’m just being redirected. When I keep this mindset I get excited about what’s ahead and the not-knowing actually fills me with hope and calm.
When the going gets tough, remember: life takes you where you’re supposed to be. All is well.