One of the hardest things I have to learn is how to actually celebrate the good things that happen in life.
When something ships on time or goes great, I, like many people, dismiss it out of hand and tell myself, “Finally, something went right,” then move on to the next thing.
Meanwhile, anything that doesn’t go perfect slams you upside the head and requires several days of scrutiny, fixation and penance.
As a result, all the amazing things get swept under the rug and all the failures, hiccups, or bumps in the road hang over your head, giving you a false sense of how things are actually going.
There’s reality and then there’s my own interpretation of reality. And while they maintain resemblance, they’re not similar at all. The key is being able to step back from my own interpretation and filter out what’s actually happening from what I think is happening.
Currently, there’s a million things going on that are frustrating me on a personal level.
I’ve gotten hurt more times than I’ve wanted to.
I’ve gone slower than I wanted to.
I’ve had frivolous legal issues pop up that are more annoying than they should be.
But as a practice, I’m working on appreciating the wins more and focusing on all of the negatives less.
With that in mind, I’m pretty excited to announce that last week, we raised enough money to build our first of 7 schools.
As of today, we’ve raised $26,202 so far and over 230 people have contributed to the campaign so far. Woah!
Because of you, we’re going to be able to give over 3,000 students (over the life of the school) the opportunity to get a decent education and get a fair starting point in life – something that’s literally impossible in some parts of the world.
As for the 777 Project, it’s still going forward – even if it’s slower than I’d like it to happen. But it will get done.
Thanks to each & every one of you for the support along the way. I really do appreciate it.
6 more to go. 🙂
Lets do this.
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