So often in life we’re confronted with unexpected events, or we find places where our expectations were wrong.
It take real reflection and skill to notice these moments, and true courage to act on them. But places where our assumptions are wrong present an incredible opportunity: these are times where–if we can listen and adjust–we have the chance to see something that others don’t. When our assumptions change, we often find ourselves with a different answer: more insightful, more true.
Surprises are a gift which can take us to better insight.
I’ve been surprised lately by the enjoyment I’ve had from getting to know the coworkers at my new company, and by the vibrancy of the customers we’re serving.
Where have you been surprised lately?
What did you learn about yourself because of it?