The other day my daughter texted me after getting some disappointing news: My life is not working out the way it’s supposed to.
I texted her back a few funny gifs and memes, but then I told her,
What you don’t realize is that it’s always working out.
You can’t see it cause you’re in the middle of the chapter in the beginning of the book, but it all works out perfectly in the exact way it’s supposed to. When you get to the end…you’ll see.
And that’s true for all of us.
Here in chapter 12 or chapter 20 or chapter 67, it seems like all is lost. There was a plot twist you weren’t expecting, and it feels like for sure nothing is working. But it’s just because you’re here now and not at the end.
I recently read Shoe Dog, which is a book about the Nike startup, and all through the book the founder faced so many setbacks and made so many mistakes, I found myself thinking, “This is never going to work. They’re going to fail. There is no way they can succeed.”
And then I look around my gym and it’s 10:1 the amount of people wearing Nikes compared to any other brand. And I realize that I have 2 pairs of Nikes in my own closet. And everybody I know has a pair of Nikes and I remember—I know how this story ends!
And when I remember that I see every plot twist and setback in the book as funny and interesting and amazing that they figured it out.
And I think it can help to think about your own life like that. You’re in chapter 12 and it seems like it’s never going to work. But you’re wrong about that.
You know how this story ends. You are successful. You get everything you want. You grow in all the ways you’re supposed to.
And if you can remember that, then you can view your own setbacks so differently—instead of painful and shocking defeats, they become interesting, amazing parts in the story of your life.
It’s always working out. I promise you.
Wait til you see what happens.
Applications for my next group coaching program are open now and I’m going to spend the next 6 months coaching my clients and helping them reprogram their thoughts so they can live the story they want. Will you be there too? You can apply here.