"You will never experience personal growth if you fear taking chances" T. Sorensen
Do you know what's coming next in your life? Yeah me neither!!
I don't know about you, but I am not a planner. I never was and don't think I ever want to be ( to a certain extent of course). I don't plan my outfits the night before work, I never have an itinerary while on my trips, heck I don't even know if I'm going to post this blog after it is completed and quite frankly I am okay with being this way.
As I was brainstorming ideas for this post last week it dawned on me despite the tendency of not being a "planner", I still find myself running from uncertainty by placing unrealistic goals and milestones for my life; It's like I pick and choose when to be a type A or a type B. And from what I'm learning lately, life has a way of interfering even with the most thought plans.
So I came up with a few things that may help me navigate the " huge"changes I confront in life. I figured in order to expect uncertainty, I must change my perspective and understand that one
~~Change is unavoidable.
~~Change is not always a bad thing.
~~ Reflect and learn something from it.
The future will happen, so why not just let it be?
We live in a time where everything is a click away. We have the power to adjust things, add filters, arrange and rearrange things to our liking. We hold on to the ideology of having a grip on the present, we can kind of control it. I can not help but to think, maybe that's the same control we're aiming for by planning our future to the very last details. Don't get me wrong I'm not saying we shouldn't set goals and make plans, We should all do what works best for us. However I do believe we should try a little harder not to beat ourselves up when " life happens" and plans fall apart.
Over the last few months, I have made decisions that puzzled those around me, decisions that got them questioning my sanity at some point I am sure. I am perfectly okay with that; I have personally change the lens I use to see and understand the unknown. I am learning to be a bit more tolerant toward the changes that are happening in my life. I do not view taking chances as something to fear, in fact it is the very opposite. I embrace the unknown, I find it exciting and it should be explored.
Taking a leap of faith in different areas in our lives is necessary when you're aiming for your higher self. I am learning that letting go of the allusion of control is something we all need to work on. I get it, In practice, change is not an easy thing but nothing is. What part of your life needs a change? what leaps of faith are required to fulfill that change? If things aren't adding up, ultimately, we all have to take a stand with conviction that we will no longer except the path life is taking us....Venturing into the unknown is sometime our best bet.