Why It’s Good You Don’t Always Get What You Want

I just finished listening to Kevin Pollak’s amazing interview with filmmaker Peter Farrelly (“Dumb and Dumber”, “There’s Something About Mary”, “Hall Pass”).  You can watch it on YouTube here:

(Note: This is a 2 1/2 hour interview…be ready to be seated for a while!)

Farrelly covers his entire career, how he became a writer, and the time he encountered a UFO on I-295.  It’s a great interview.

At one point, Farrelly said something that I immediately wrote down in my phone, because I knew I wanted to share it.  Here it is:

“If you get everything you want, your world is limited by your imagination. If you don’t, the universe takes over, and you might get something even better.” –Peter Farrelly

As an entrepreneur, you have to be open to the possibilities.  Larry and Sergey wanted to sell Google to Yahoo for $500,000.  Zuckerberg wanted Facebook to be a file sharing network.  Your greatest success may come from the universe taking over.

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