In 1994 I made a decision to move from Salt Lake City to Portland. I made a plan for how to get there, and my plan contributed to my ultimate success. But so many other circumstances from places I could not have imagined at the start played as much or more of a role in me getting to that day when I loaded up my well-worn BMW and hit I-15 to I-84 to the Pacific Northwest.
That I only stayed in Portland for a year is beside the point. That year was worth a lot to me and I’m grateful I eventually made it back up here.
The point of this story is to illustrate how we should go ahead and make plans for how we will get what we want, but to not ignore the hands coming from elsewhere.