Our move to Hawaii began with the words, “What if?” We had no idea how it would work, or if it would work.
What we didn’t do was shrug the idea aside for being silly. We put ourselves in a position where it was possible. We didn’t know if it would happen, but we didn’t want to miss an opportunity if it presented itself. When it comes to any dream a person may have, that’s the #1 mistake one could make: setting an idea aside and pretending it couldn’t happen. Pretend the opposite. It turns out the line between pretending and real life is much thinner than you’d think.
I applied for a job teaching math on the islands. And I got it. It wasn’t a job just anywhere on the islands either. We ended up in Lahaina, on the island of Maui, in arguably the most perfect location in all of Hawaii.
I cannot credit that one to anything I did though. I had no idea which school in Hawaii would offer me a job first, and to be honest, I planned on taking the first offer I got. Some successful people like to attribute their success entirely to their actions, but if we’re being 100% honest, fate will always play her part.