An old Zen Koan or story:
There was a farmer who had a beautiful Mare. One day the he she got loose and ran away with a herd of wild horses.
The farmer’s neighbor said “Oh. What bad luck!” To which the farmer replied. “Good luck? Bad luck?”
Some time passed.
One day the mare returned and it soon became clear that she was going to give birth to a foal.
The Neighbor said, “Oh What good luck!” To which the farmer replied. “Good luck? Bad luck?”
The mare gave birth to a strong colt and the colt grew fast.
Some time passed and the colt was ready to be trained. The Farmer’s son began to train the colt and one day fell off and broke his leg.
The Neighbor said, “Oh what bad luck!” To which the farmer replied “Good luck? Bad luck?”
Some time passed.
There was a war and the army came around looking for young men to be soldiers. Because the Farmer’s son had broken his leg and walked now with a bad limp, he was not taken to fight.
Good luck? Bad luck?
Whatever happens in our lives we are the one’s who decide what it means.Often the very things that seem like the worst things turn out to lead us or push us to where we most need to go.
If you are overworked and overwhelmed in your business it could be the best thing that ever happened to you if you consider that it might be a message to approach things differently.
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Remember every challenge carries with it the seeds for even greater success! Good luck? Bad luck? Only you decide!
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