I had the perfect holiday gift planned. We were going to go to Cirque du Soleil's 'Kooza' show. Jennifer and Zach both missed an earlier show because they were out of town. Cirque is magical enough that I didn't mind seeing it again. So, when I saw a daily deal touting "Kazoo La La' at the Cirque Theater, I jumped on it.
On the day of the show, we got dressed up and drove downtown. Our GPS told us to go one way;
but I remembered where the show was … only it wasn't there. Since it was
approaching curtain time and we were feeling the time pressure, I followed the GPS to its destination and tried not to argue.
There was a huge line, and very little organization or process (which we thought was very unlike our prior experiences with Cirque du Soleil). Nonetheless, we get to our seats, the curtain rises, and we laugh that someone struggling to do a circus act. Then we start to
look at each other, because it dawns on us that the person struggling is not a clown pretending to struggle, is truly someone who's not very good at what they're doing.
To make a long story short, we bought a ticket to see Kazoo La La, which in no shape or form is related to Cirque du Soleil's Kooza.
Yes, it was disappointing, and we left at the intermission. However, we had a great time. We laughed at the show and ourselves. Then we took the extra time we had
marble slab creamery for ice cream.
The point is, it's not what
it's what you do.
This is true in trading, in business, and in life. All you can control is how you show up, what you focus on, and what you make something mean. The quality of the experience is still up to you.
I wish you peace and happiness for the holiday season.