Life is tough sometimes. Hell, a lot of the times. Especially as we get older with more responsibilities.
We have to make choices we don’t want to make. We have to accept things we don’t want to accept. We have to work very hard for very little money. We have to get on board with changes we don’t want changed. The struggle can be so real sometimes. Unfortunately, it’s part of life. We can’t control every avenue in our lives. Even if we planned for something, half the time it goes another way.
We have to learn to let go of control and trust the universe. Trust your journey. Everything happens for a reason. One day, it will all make sense. There’s no point in worrying about it. “Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but gets you nowhere.” Practice detachment. Let go of the things you have zero control over. Or even partial control. Understand that it may not go the way you expected, and that’s okay. It’s part of your story that will lead you to something greater, bigger and better.
Identifying the sole purpose of the “why’s” will not always be understandable in the moment. If you need to leave a dead-end job but don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, do what you need to do for you. It’s not getting you anywhere and is keeping you stuck. If you are in a toxic relationship but love this person that continues to drag you through a bomb field, leave. Do what you need to do for yourself and what you deserve.
Of course, this may not be the outcome you wanted or expected. Yet, you know deep down it’s what you need to do for yourself. Trust me when I say, do it! Otherwise, you may have more regrets or resentments later.
The gut is always right. Trust it! I have made the mistake too many times by ignoring my gut, and would find out later how spot on it was. “Always, always trust your gut. If you feel something is wrong, that’s because it usually is.” If it seems too good to be true, then it usually is.
For what you can control, not everyone will understand your choices or decisions. That’s fine, they don’t have to. It’s your life, not theirs. Do what you feel is best for yourself. Determine the best resolution for yourself that you know will lead you to better things. Even if you don’t want to, you know in your gut it’s the best choice. Regardless of what happens, it will take you on a more fulfilling journey for your life.
“When you try to control everything, you enjoy nothing. Relax, breathe, let go, and just live.”