For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
Mary Kay Ash – Founder Mary Kay Cosmetics.
I love detours! Do you?
Many times in life, I had planned to go one way, and ended up going a different way.
Accident? Or was it truly meant to be? Here a few examples of my detours!
I was running one day and instead of going up a path that I usually go, at the last minute I changed course and ran into someone I hadn’t seen in a long time.
During a slow period in my consulting business, I decided to reroute and finally write Take a Moment – my 1st published book of inspirational quotes, travel photos, and affirmations.
While we were looking to move to Monarch Beach, we hit a roadblock. The perfect right house was not materializing. So we decided to go back to Pasadena. The morning that we were to go and look at a property, we received a call from the realtor saying the owners were looking for a long escrow! We wanted a short, under 1 month escrow. So before we left the hotel, I scanned online for Monarch Beach one more time. I saw a property that looked perfect – I had not seen it before. I knew every house for sale within the 3 mile radius that I desired. Was this the one? I quickly called our realtor there who knew we had decided on Pasadena after searching for 9 months. She was so accomodating and got right on it! Interesting – the property should not have been posted, it quickly was removed, however the tenant was moving out that upcoming Monday and the owner was then prepping to sell. We had our realtor go in on Monday, take videos, and bring 2 offers. I knew this was the one.
And here we are – 5 years later and love, love, love it!
So you never know. Stay open. Do not become frustrated when you have to detour. There is a reason.
Go for it!
With light, love and excitement for more detours and adventures,