When we find that our line of investigation seems to be reaching a dead end, we can sometimes make the wrong decision or otherwise take a turn for the worst. Remember, everything is a preparation for the ultimate goal. Anything you view as a setback, you must, instead, try to regard it as teaching you something … because of this, it must be seen as a positive Synchronicity on the way to success.
While forming our publishing company, a unique challenge arose along with the flow of Synchronicity. I found an investor that I liked, but he pulled out at the last moment, leaving me with a lot of expenses and little money. My first fear was that the whole decision to self-publish might have been wrong. Trying to find a “silver lining” to the situation, I managed to keep my positive attitude and pushed forward.
Later, I found out that the investor had profound problems and had he stayed, the collaboration would have been disastrous. Not long after, other investors became interested, and the project did finally move forward. Staying hopeful may be the most important way to sustain a constant flow of Synchronicity. It is imperative that we all adopt a “silver lining” outlook to a discouraging turn of events. Most occurrences can later be seen as a “blessing in disguise.”
Another Note On Using Your Common Sense
Apply the notion of pursuing your intuitions sensibly when handling your financial expenses. Most charitable projects, businesses, or artistic endeavors should be started and tested at a smaller level before spending a lot of money. One thing I did before seeking a publisher for CP was to test it first in the manuscript form. I conducted this by finding friends of friends, asking them to read the book and tell me what they thought.
Whenever someone mentioned places where they got lost or became disinterested, I revised those sections for more clarity and action. The comments became increasingly positive over the course of a year, even to the point where people started asking for additional copies so that their friends could read it. Only when this happened did I begin to search for publication. The same “test” process can be applied to any mission you are attempting.
Don’t “bet the house” on any one move and evaluate outcomes without applying “wishful thinking.” Aim to be diligent, but proceed deliberately, and don’t make any irreversible moves without a lot of thought given to the business at hand.