Yesterday’s pains are often tomorrow’s blessings.


What was hurting last year, that was the genesis in your world of something amazing this year?

They say that when one door closes, another one opens. That said, I firmly believe that if you are not looking for that next open doorway, you are far less likely to find it and far less likely to benefit from whatever is behind that open door. 

Many times, this happens serendipitously, and yet, without an awareness that an opportunity could be imminent, it could ultimately be overlooked through sadness or depression, while wallowing in our own losses. 

What ultimately differentiates those who are beneficiaries of this, from those who are not? 

If you are continuously aware of the countless circumstances and variables in your own world, you are fairly likely to find your opportunities as they come to fruition. 

This exemplifies itself through behavior that is akin to turning over every stone and leaving no opportunity of value unexplored. The additional effort that we might make in that regard, ultimately prevails over someone who might be waiting for the world to be delivered to them without any effort on their part whatsoever. 

If we are fully armed with this understanding in life, we are that much more prone to heal faster from our apparent losses and accelerate quicker into our obvious gains. Through these gains, we become that much more aware of how and why this condition is the way that it is, and as a result, we are that much more intuitive as to where to look, and how to uncover our next great triumphs. 

It is absolutely normal to feel the losses as they manifest in our lives, but in discovering the truth in this aphorism, we become that much more in tune with the likelihood that our next success readily awaits us. 

Happy Wednesday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!