Defeating Giants



“Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right
direction.” – Al Bernstein

Have you ever taken a misstep in the right direction? It’s when a seeming mistake on your life’s journey strangely takes you more quickly to where you want to be. It’s like whilst playing a game of “Monopoly” when you get an “Advance To Go” card which allows you to collect £200/$200.

Mistakes can help you to gain wisdom, but sometimes, just sometimes the mistakes you make turn out to be something to your advantage. In the traditional pantomime story of “Jack and the Beanstalk” exchanging the cow for “magic” beans seemed like a bad idea to Jack’s mother. She threw the beans out of the window in anger and yet when the beanstalk grew, it was the route to the giants castle and the goose that laid the golden eggs.

Jack did have a major adventure to experience and a Giant to defeat, but the seeming mistake in the log run turned out to be the answer to all Jack and his mothers financial worries. So don’t be too concerned when you seem to have made a mistake, maybe it was actually a short cut to the end of your problems.

We need to always be on the look out for the hidden blessings that life brings to us, if we are not looking for them we may miss them!