I used to absolutely LOVE Big Macs from McDonald’s.
Two all beef patties, secret sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.
It was always the SECRET SAUCE that enticed me… at least way before I discovered it was for all intense purposes Russian salad dressing. It enticed partially because of the mystique that surrounded it. It enticed mostly because THAT was what made the two all beef patties, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions on a sesame seed bun an actual Big Mac. Oh… and yeah… it tasted good too.
So I’ve been thinking a lot about failures again. I know I already defined failure, but I keep coming back to see how to salvage it. What is the “secret sauce” I need that can take the failure of two all beef patties, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun and turn it around into the Big Mac. If all it did need was Russian salad dressing, it wouldn’t be such a big deal… of this, I can assure you.
Yet, ever since the revelation that the Big Mac “secret sauce” is as common place as in the salad aisle of the supermarket… I’ve wondered exactly just how common place the “secret sauce” was in other things. Is the solution in converting a failure into a success really a mystery, or has it been hiding in plain view this entire time? Have I been torturing myself in deep thought satring into space needlessly while the answer has been looking me in the face? It’s the kind of thing that makes me wonder, what could I have missed… and then down the proverbial rabbit hole I go.
Yet, to answer the question of “is there really a secret sauce?“… well of course there is!
The label on the container says so! I mean really now… did you think they would label it any other way?!?
Now if only spreading that stuff on past failings could turn them magically into successes… then that would be truly even more amazing than a Big Mac…