What would cause you to walk away from your greatest success?
It would have to be something pretty compelling, wouldn’t it?
Because people don’t normally throw in the towel when they’ve just achieved something unimaginable, when their wildest dreams have just come true.
If your business has finally had a banner year, you’d want to build on that and grow the company even bigger, not turn your back on it.
If you’ve just won several awards for achievements in your field, that’s probably not the time you’d suddenly want to quit.
So why would someone abandon it all right after a sensational triumph?
If they’d discovered something infinitely more valuable and worthwhile.
That’s how it was for three fishermen named Peter, James, and John.
In winter, it can be fun to decipher tracks left in the snow.
I sometimes make a little game of this as I’m going for a walk.
You can usually tell by the size and spacing of bootprints whether they were left by a man, woman, or child.
Tracks going to each house in turn clearly belong to the mail carrier.
Human footprints next to smaller, clawed ones indicate that a neighbour was walking the dog.
Dainty, single-file paw prints show that a cat was making its rounds, whereas a repeating W-shaped pattern of impressions indicate that a squirrel was hopping across the lawn.
And small bootprints that meander crazily like a butterfly are a sure sign that my four-year-old neighbour Noah passed this way!
What tracks are you leaving in life?
Will people want to follow in your footsteps?