One of the mid-season premiere “tester” shows that I have been intrigued by, is the show Believe. I believe it’s about crooked people wanting to get their grubby little paws on a little girl with psychokinetic abilities. She is guarded by an ex-con, her father, who doesn’t know he is her father. They are on the run. Sometimes I have trouble following plots, and my husband isn’t around to verify that I’m “getting” what’s going on, but I believe that’s the gist of the show.
Funny thing about believing something will happen, the results may be different than expected.
While I believed that the Seattle Seahawks would win the Super Bowl this year, I have been believing that since 1976. Took them a while….
Before moving to Georgia, we bought a lottery ticket. One. The jackpot was a ridiculous amount, but we had three children entering the stage we had to figure out how to pay for college.
I visualized we had the winning ticket. I believed we had the winner. But…no, we didn’t win.
However, my husband’s career was on a path to help us with college. He received promotions, which ultimately resulted in a major decision requiring a relocation to the headquarters of the corporation he works for. It just so happened to be in the state of Georgia. A state which uses lottery proceeds to award scholarships to high school students maintaining a GPA of 3.0–as long as they attend a Georgia state college. It’s also a state which awards grants to students wishing to learn a trade.
Our two oldest were on the path for the scholarships, and it turns out our youngest wants to learn a trade until he figures out what path he wants to take.
See how that worked?
Believing in ourselves is kind of like my belief about the Seahawks. Sometimes it takes a while.
We have to pay attention to what is happening in our lives. The events we believe will happen, or what we believe we can achieve but didn’t, can be perceived as failures.
It turns out, what we believe will happen, does—but in an unexpected manner.
We may not recognize what we have achieved, until after we are disappointed by expectations that events weren’t as imagined.
Don’t give up believing, and remain alert to rewards in disguise.