I have been pondering a situation with one of my customers. We are waiting on their IT team to complete a piece of work in order to meet an urgent need of our mutual customer in the business unit. Will the work be a timely, quality delivery? Will they point fingers if it is late or defective (as they so often do)? Well, the proof will be in the pudding.
Wait. Is that quote right?
I had two, simultaneous thoughts. As I was chastising my self for opening the door to a negative thought, I also was thinking that the quote wasn't right.
As I was thinking that I had complete control over my belief that the experiences of the day would be positive or negative, I was also thinking that the correct version of the quote bore witness to that very fact.
The proof is in the eating of the pudding.
The pudding is nothing. It is an object with attributes. The value assigned to those attributes is our subjective review during the eating. Why would I decide for myself in advance that the tasting will be a horrible, dreadful experience?
No matter how marvelous something may be, there are people who will find fault. But to a starving man with a different context, the food could be the most glorious experience ever.
If we believe that life is about the journey, then the eating of the pudding must be anticipated as an event to enjoy rather than to dread. Who knows what flavors I may encounter with each bite?