Not everything goes according to plan, the unexpected does happen. There are times we don’t even realize it is fear. We say it is circumstances that are out of our control. But if we take a closer look we will find these circumstances were NOT out of your control, instead we just accepted these setbacks without taking control because of fear.
Fear that we may have failed
Fear that it wouldn’t have worked out the way we thought it would
Fear that we are not good enough.
How do you handle the unexpected?
Do you make lemonade out of the sour lemons you are handed when things come up that are out of your control?
You are in charge of your own destiny and so life will never be out of your control. How you react to these unexpected circumstances is what defines you and your quality of life. It is easy to be happy when everything is going right. Life is good when it’s smooth sailing. But what happens when the storm comes? How do you react when the unexpected happens? How are you under pressure?
The easiest way to remain in control is to step back and assess the situation. I know, easier said than done; especially since fear has a way of taking over. But then how often do you allow yourself to step back and assess?
In order to understand what is happening and the best plan of action, it is vital that you step back, assess and evaluate so you can regain control. You have to be able to make an educated decision and it will not happen if you are living in the moment.
The best time to evaluate and asses is right before you go to sleep. Meditate on the day, you should journal the events. Writing allows you to clear your thoughts. Putting it on paper gives you a visual of what you are dealing with which allows you to clearly assess the situation and weigh your options. Meditate on what you wrote.
After all, life is about simplicity. Why wouldn’t the answer or solution to overcoming the unexpected curveball, life threw you, be as simple as a small missed detail?
The definition of control is the power to influence or direct people’s behavior or course of events. YOU have the POWER to DIRECT the course of your life. Therefore, it is vital you evaluate and assess daily, to ensure you are living the life you were created to live.
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