My friend Kota Reddy M.D. is an internationally renowned nutritionally based cardiologist in Houston Texas. He is full of enthusiasm, brilliance and is fun to talk to. We are both writers and were on the phone one day just shooting the breeze about... everything.
I mentioned to him I was worrying about a financial transaction I had been working on for a long while that I really wanted to go through. He said, "If that dollar is yours, there's nothing anyone can do to take it away from you, and if it isn't there's nothing you can do to get it. So give it your best and be unattached to outcome."
Wow! I thought of how many times I have fretted over something in my life or tried to make it happen rather than allowing it to happen. Kota's point of view lightened my load immediately and I have used it ever since to focus on what I can do, give it my best and leave the rest to God.
I'm sure you've had opportunities that have just fallen into your lap and others that you worked hard for that you didn't ultimately get. I have, and with the wrong mindset the failures can really drain us. Kota's mindset changed that for me and I know great things are always coming my way and I will get the ones that are right for me. So will you.
Interesting footnote: I have no recollection whatsoever of what
the opportunity was that I was worried about that day. I don't whether I got it or not, but I will never forget the wisdom shared with me that day by my friend, Kota Reddy.