“Don’t demand that things happen as you wish, but wish that they happen as they do happen, and you will go on well.” -Epictetus
To get to where you wanna go…
..You must first fully accept where you are now.
For more on acceptance, listen to this excellent podcast episode with Navy Seal Jocko Willink. Specifically, the riveting story he tells of highly decorated U.S.M.C. Chesty Puller and his son Lewis Puller (also a decorated Marine and Pulitzer Prize Winning author of the autobiography “Fortunate Son”). The difference in outcomes for the two?…One fully accepted the events in their life. The other never quite did.