How do you get from where you are to where you want to be? If you're anything like me, you have aspirations and dreams to achieve good things in your career, health, relationships and other things. Those goals I desire to achieve hang out before me as a carrot pushing me forward.
In an effort to achieve my goals as quickly and efficiently as possible, I try to apply logic to real life situations. I figure if I can make sense of how things are done, then I can get through the process faster. Hint, hint, I'm not always the most patient person in the world, though I do make an effort to improve in that area.
As I study the goings on around me to try to apply a formula I can put into action in my life, I learned one simple truth:
There is no formula for life.
I'm sure most of you already knew that, but I insisted on learning it the hard way. Every person is different. Personalities are different as well as life circumstances and stages. As a result you won't find two situations that completely mirror one another.
As I came to accept the simple truth that I can't apply a formula to my life to control it, it helped me understand that the lack of control is where the beauty lies. Releasing the need to control my life allows good things to happen to me. That doesn't mean I don't need to make decisions and listen to the nudge within me telling me what direction to take, but it does mean actually listening to that nudge rather that suppressing it to go head strong into any direction I think is best.
Releasing the need for a formula is a process, and I confess I'm right in the middle of it. It may take a life time, and it may be something I always struggle with. At least I can always return to the truth that there is no formula in life. It reminds me that it is ok if I don't always understand why things are happening around me the way they are.
I hope this helps you find more peace in your daily life. Release the need to know it all right now because you can!