The trip was worth the money. As “the Boulder couple,” my wife had me keeping her company as she ran around the island (20 miles), did her (five-mile) open water swim sessions and dragged a towel through the water (to build strength).
There were lots of honeymooners on the island. Comfortable in our own relationship, we wondered who “would make it.” Success being defined as sticking together as a couple.
One set of honeymooners was a high-profile couple. He was wealthy, she was stunning.
This week, I found out that things didn’t work out well for them. It was described to me as… he lost his hair, he lost his money, his wife started fooling around, he filed for divorce then he blew his brains out.
So sad for everyone involved.
For one moment, he lost all hope.
Failure can be a powerful catalyst for positive change.
Some of my failures have turned out to be useful experiences.
The key is getting through the suck, the pain, the hurt and the misery.
The people that we’ve hurt, let down, disappointed… they might have good cause to never forgive us. That’s their journey.
What’s important to remember is that life is precious and our darkest moments can be the catalyst for the person we want to become.
Stay in the game to meet the person you will become.
They might be wonderful.