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“I’m sorry, you just missed it.”
I stared blankly back at the airline clerk who’d just informed me that, yes, the plane I was supposed to be on was in fact the same plane I just saw take off through the window behind her. Regardless of her sympathy and my great desire to have made it to my flight on time, I was just simply too late.
Scenarios like this one happen to us all the time. Whether it’s missing a flight or getting to the store a few minutes after they’ve closed, there are always consequences when we’ve missed the mark. They can be as benign as not having creamer for your coffee the next morning or as severe as losing trust, a relationship or, in tragic cases, your life.