“The man who chases 2 rabbits, catches neither” – Confucius
I’ve quoted Confucius before when I spoke on why you need to give up on being the best. The catching 2 rabbits quote sounds like good advice, but like most things, it’s easy to let it ruin you.
“The man who catches one rabbit, but needed 2, still dies of hunger.” – Truth Cake
Sometimes, good luck leads people to bad situations, and usually it’s caused from only getting a PIECE of your goals in life. People may wish to have money, and maybe their wish is granted with some good luck, and then they realize they don’t have the relationships they want.
Sometimes, people want to live elsewhere, but get stuck in a job that pays them so much that they’ll never move to where they really want to be.
When you get only a piece of your goals, it can be worse than getting none of your goals. – Truth Cake
When you achieve none of your goals, you can do whatever it takes to start to attain them. It’s the old quote from Fight Club – “It’s only after you’ve lost everything, that you’re free to do anything.”
Getting that big promotion means quitting to go pursue your rapping career you always wanted to try is harder and harder to do, because you refuse to give up what “good luck” you’ve gotten so far.
Are you in a situation where overall it’s good, or do you secretly wish for “bad luck” to be able to try something else? Do you secretly hope to get fired? To get divorced? To lose all your money? These subconscious things may be milling around and should be found early to execute correctly and consciously as opposed to having your subconscious do things that manifest a disaster around you.
Here’s the easy way to know if you’re in the right spot – if you lost it all and had to start over, would you clamor to rebuild exactly what you have, or would certain pieces change, or would everything change?