“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”  Dalai Lama

Sometimes, we want something very badly: a new job, a promotion, a raise, or an award of some kind. It’s usually because obtaining it would give us meaning, value or respect in the eyes of others.

It’s good to strive for better. It’s good to push yourself. But it’s in the effort that the reward sits, not in the fruit.

Eckhart Tolle says, “How do you let go of attachments of things? Don’t even try. Effort creates attachment. Attachment to things drops away by itself when you no longer seek to find yourself in them.”

Byron Katie reminds us that (for example) when it comes to working hard to get a new job (crafting your resume and cover letter, preparing for the interview), that is YOUR business. But when it comes to deciding whether you get that job, that is THEIR business and all the rest is up to “god” (her definition of god is reality).

So stay in your business. Live each moment fully. And let everything else go.










“Jumping from failure to failure with undiminished enthusiasm is the big secret to success.” Savas Dimopoulos

Dr. Dimopoulos is a prize-winning particle physicist at Stanford.

This quote was just what I needed as I’ve failed at many things this past year and felt a sense of discouragement with each defeat.

However, if a friend of mine had called and commiserated her misery, I would enthusiastically tell her to KEEP GOING!

So I will. And so shall you. Keep working hard and doing the right thing.


Celebrate every effort you make. Let’s disco!


by Josie Wipff   7/9/16