Tonight I finally saw the movie “21” with Kevin Spacey. I had heard a lot of things about the movie – mostly positive. It ended up being a good movie. The plot was well delivered, although at points it was predictable. The setting of Las Vegas was great as well – you can’t go wrong with Vegas!

What struck me was a line by Spacey’s character Mickey. After the group of MIT students had perfected a strategy, Mickey says to the main character, who is still a little nervous and stressed, “just let the car ride itself”. The idea that we need to enjoy the success of strategies that are working is something that I know I struggle with. It is not easy to “let the car ride itself” because I want control of it.

The reality is that the only control I have is merely an illusion of control.

Once you have done all that you can, sit back and enjoy the ride. It will be thrilling and sometimes scary and probably won’t end up how you thought. However, you will have stories and memories that would not have existed if you had not tried. Each moment we are creating experiences and memories that have not existed before. Instead of letting them happen, take part in the creation of those experiences – take part in creating your future!

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