When I was a child, I can remember standing in my backyard looking for rainbows in the sprinkler. What started off as a vibrant water show, turned into one of the more brilliant money schemes of my youth. It was a fact that rainbows landed on areas of earth where a treasure was buried. It was also a fact that the shovel was in reach and coincidently I could see the end of that rainbow right through the sprinkler.
I always found it interesting that my family never questioned me about the 2-foot deep holes in the back yard. Maybe they knew and didn’t want to kill the idea that I had in my head. It would have been hard to come up with a defense as to why I didn’t locate any money with all of my excavating.
It happens too often that we are excessively optimistic and start jumping to conclusions. I destroyed a backyard based on a pipe dream, and came out dirty without funds to buy new clothes. That doesn’t mean that I lost my drive to wonder though. We jump from one great idea to the next looking for the quickest way to bring us our Bliss.
What if you could have your Bliss right now though? Take some time today to look for your rainbows. Your search doesn’t need to be elaborate. Maybe you should take the next step towards your groundbreaking business idea or finally speak with that person you have wanted to connect with.
Rainbows are a good metaphor. Just because you can see the ground splayed with radiant colors doesn’t mean that there is a simple solution buried underneath it. Just because you have a foolproof plan doesn’t mean that someone isn’t going to supply you with a better fool. And just because your ideas might not seem logical to everyone doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t start digging holes toward your dreams anyways. Where does your rainbow land?