Imagine your life is a jigsaw puzzle
It may be a simple one or an elaborate thousand- piece jigsaw puzzle. Either way, as you work through this jigsaw puzzle of life, chances are that you’re going try to force the parts to fit together in odd ways.
They look like they have the right shape, but as you carry on, you realise that they’re not aligned. So what do you have to do? You start again and reassemble those pieces the proper way.
Look at your life
You might think it’s going smoothly. Your family looks happy. You seem to progress in your job.
Then one day, you’re made redundant, betrayed by the boss you trusted and relied upon to help further your career.
This situation blindsides you. Your perfect world suddenly collapses. Or maybe you’ve planned a six months trip around the world with your fiance — tickets and accommodations booked — and she/he breaks up with you one week before departure.
You beat yourself up about it thinking, “How could I have made such a terrible mistake?”
The answer is this
You are a jigsaw puzzle assembled the wrong way. However, the wrong way is often the right path. It’s a blessing to be “wrong”.
It hurts, but to your advantage it allows you to uncover the truth. This type of information is worth a king’s ransom.
You may have to rearrange a few puzzle pieces, or it may be an entire part. Mistakes are gifts whatever the size of the challenge.
Being wrong is an eye-opener; it uncovers the truth and allows change to come.
Change fuels growth and evolution
Don’t ever be scared to trust someone, build a business or fall madly in love.
There is no right or wrong there is just an opportunity to reassemble the pieces of your puzzle, change their position, put them in a new section and learn how to connect the pieces at precisely the perfect points.
When you do so, you’ll start seeing the big picture.
Assemble YOUR life just as you would a jigsaw puzzle.
Bit by bit. Section by section. You may get impatient at times, or discouraged, or feel as though you’d instead stop.
What you have to remember is that the pieces are all there. When you try different ways to place them where they belong you discover more connections.
Soon you begin to visualise and perceive images as they come together to form the overall vision of your life.
Do you have a goal, a dream?
What does your jigsaw puzzle look like? Are the pieces falling into place, or are you forcing them to fit where they don’t belong? If the image is incomplete, keep trying; the answers are all inside of you.
And at this very moment, an unexpected picture is revealing itself to you one “gift” and one “piece” at a time.