There's A Lid For Every Pot

“You know, Megan, there’s a lid for every pot.”

From her favorite recliner, positioned in the living room just inside the patio door, my grandmother shared this nugget of wisdom with me following the ending of a significant relationship. I’ve never forgotten the outline of her shape as she sat in the late afternoon sun, or this sage advice, that she shared that day.

My grandmother, the first woman in insurance I ever knew - and one of the few people in my life who still called me by my “real” first name - has been gone for several years now.

I’ve since come to understand that this simple, yet poignant, statement about our fitness for one another in life has relevance in the work we do, too, as we consider the solution we offer and its fitness for our clients - current and potential.

Sometimes the fit isn’t right - we simply aren’t the right lid for that particular pot - and there's a certain peace that comes from that understanding.

Your turn: What’s a piece of advice you’ve received that’s withstood the test of time? Share with me in the comments below!