Living life can be hard or at least that is what most people think. Recently, I discovered a new truth to that statement. Living life can be hard only if you make it hard on yourself. Yes, there are going to be tough things that happen to everyone. Yes, there are going to be many times (maybe even almost every time) when things don’t go the way you planned. Yes, there are going to be unforeseen and sometimes unfortunate circumstances that come your way. However, the only way that these things can make your life difficult is if you allow them too. If you can let go of them and accept them then you can work more on maximizing your potential in the life that you call your own.
How can unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances make your life more difficult?
Right now you might be thinking that I am being tough on you. However, I have been there many, many times and I have let unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances bring me down over and over again. Recently I began to think more about all of my life and how I let anxiety and stress control me. I let them control me. I also realized how I was making things more difficult on myself. Some of the many ways that I (and I am sure many others) have allowed unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances to make life more difficult include the following:
- Allowing my mind to get stuck on these things that happen (guess what, I can’t change anything after they have happened and most of the time they are out of my control so there is nothing I can do about them).
- Allowing myself to get stuck in my own self-pity because things didn’t work out how I wanted them to (guess what, life isn’t a plan word for word, it is a journey that is traveled at different lengths and predictability is not one of them).
- Allowing myself to go to the what if, what could have been, what should I have done (these questions only hinder any progress that I could be making and they certainly don’t help at all).
As you can see I have put a lot of thought into the way that I have let certain things control me. I have now made a pact with myself to get over that and leave it behind. I have made the decision to remember that life is uncontrollable but there are certain things in life that are under my control and those are the things I will focus on. Anything else that happens is up to life to handle and me to accept as is. The more I accept the things that I can’t control, the more growth I will have and the more happiness that will come into my life. Also, the more I accept the better I get at maximizing my potential. Do you want to start maximizing your potential? Give these thoughts that I have had a try in your life.
Thank you everyone for allowing me to share and I look forward to hearing and responding to any comments or questions that you might have. I will share with you all again soon. Have a fantastic day!