Poet, activist, novelist and playwright Langston Hughes said, “I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.” For a jazz poet and innovator like Hughes, there were surely any number of places he wished to go, and went. He invites us to go, also. The key phrase being, “… if you really want to go.”
Wanting to go further – in a career, in a relationship, in any ambition – is common. Who doesn’t want to improve? Who doesn’t want to tackle new challenges and grasp the satisfaction of hard work rewarded? And yet, people remain in want mode and only in hindsight recognize the opportunities they’ve let slide by.