Here’s the thing about life: we don’t really get to choose what happens to us, but we have complete control over how we respond. So let’s unpack this a little bit…
We can (and should) make plans and try to actively steer our ship in the direction we want it to go – just understand that that’s not necessarily where life wants us to go. And life always trumps your plans. ALWAYS.
When you really start thinking about this it can make you feel a little unsettled. Like “What’s the point if I have no real control?” But if you can get your mind to a place where you are open to both the good and bad, you will begin to see opportunities everywhere. Instead of trying to control life, just let go and be swept away by its power – and watch for open doorways as they pass by. If one looks interesting, stop and go through it. It may take you places you never dreamed of.
Or you can try to fight life every step of the way.
The choice is yours.