A critique I get from editors is that I can be a bit too economical when dishing out words. Today’s meme is an example of where I feel I might be guilty of that.
So let me explain.
Based on my life’s experience so far, I’ve always felt that there was a merry-go-round aspect to accepting different challenges in life. If you really need to learn something, you don’t get to dodge it like a bullet and be done with it forever.
No. The universe doesn’t work that way.
If you need to learn something and dodge the lesson like a ninja, that lesson is going to start orbiting until you figure out how to stop attracting it. So, like a merry-go-round, lessons start circling around and keep giving us more riding opportunities.
Sometimes, we learn things quickly. Other times, it takes a couple of tries — or maybe our whole lives — before wisdom kicks in. And, once it does, it’s easy to bemoan that things didn’t happen sooner in retrospect. But the truth is that it took exactly how long it needed for you to accept something new, and nobody knows that better than you … even if you’d wish to alter your learning curve in retrospect.
After all, it’s easy to critique a race when you’re standing on the finish line; it’s quite another to tell someone who’s mid-race to just be done already.
We all like to hurry progress, but it takes the time that it takes to get on and back off the merry-go-round. It just does. Because it takes the time that it takes because everything is learned in time.