On today’s show, this is a personal reflection on a day that seemed filled with setbacks. 

It’s easy to get discouraged when setbacks occur. But as I took inventory of my own emotional state at the end of the day. Surprisingly, I was not upset. I came to the conclusion that what happened had nothing to do with me. Those setbacks in a project don’t reflect on me personally. I clearly wasn’t happy about the situations. But I wasn’t upset.

I found that my energy and focus remained consistent throughout the day. Each setback was met with immediate acceptance of the reality. The decisions that resulted from each of those setbacks were obvious. There was not angst, no worry about the future. Just simple logical decision making.

I have to tell you, this was not always the case. There was a time when I was younger that I would have grieved during a setback. I would have experienced a sense of loss. But today, I don’t

As I spoke with members of my team, there was a real recognition that the journey we are on is truly the best part of the experience. Setbacks are part of the process. We’re truly having an amazing time, even when the ball takes a bounce that is not the way we wanted.

We also have dozens of things that have happened the way we would want them to. It’s easy to focus on the negative. Those items are glaring. I’m closing out the day with an immense sense of gratitude for the commitment of our team, and for the support that we have received along the way.