Sometimes when you want water, you get sand instead.

Life throws a variety of curve balls. We can sit and sulk, or we can take risks and change our lives.


Water main cover in street. © Quinn McDonald 2014.

The idea of risk is usually far more appealing than the risk itself. When we think about risk, we almost always automatically think of failure. And we plan how we will survive the failure. How we will re-group afterwards. “Plan for the worst,” we say and then we are disappointed when it happens. Well, you did plan for it.

We rarely plan for big successes. Once you have asked yourself, “What’s the worst that could happen?” Immediately ask yourself, “What’s the best that could happen?” Plan for that, too.

You create your own reality. Where you look is where you go. Make sure you include great scenery in your life.

–Quinn McDonald