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Your unfolding life ... excerpt from Rogue Black Belt: book 3

'Life unfolds in a myriad of ways. The process of the unfolding is sometimes a product of design but more often than not it is the manifestation of our reaction to circumstance. This is not a good, nor a bad thing, it just is. Sometimes we get to paddle, sometimes we are caught in the current, and our ability to adapt to the circumstance in many ways dictates how our lives turn out.

Unfolding

So, despite the lack of a life-strategy, things began to unfold for us in a way that seemed almost divinely planned.

I have a strong suspicion that this is the way life unfolds for many people who are driven by passion and purpose. Most such people that I know, don’t sit down and plan their futures; they don’t formulate task flow charts and strategise about their business plans late into the night; they simply move forward with something they love doing, solve problems as they occur and seize opportunities as the arise. Such people are fuelled by passion and a sense of purpose that, for the most part, makes their work seem like play and their lives seem like an unfolding adventure.


The thing about living with passion and purpose is that is becomes almost impossible to do anything other than gain a certain kind of momentum. In fact, more often than not, when we live this way, the sense of momentum becomes normal for us. When things unfold rapidly, in a direction that seems to have nothing but upside, we tend to become used to it; to the point sometimes that we lose sight of the fact that life has bumps and hiccups laying in wait for even the most fortunate or intelligent of us. It is easy to be lulled into thinking that great is good and good is normal and normal is totally unsatisfactory. I am not saying that this is necessarily a bad thing I am just saying that it is so.'

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