Whilst our life is made up of mandatory setbacks and bumps in the road, setbacks and bumps are ones we would probably rather not repeat.
It’s often the decisions that are made for us that act as potential setbacks, unless the decisions we make are the ones we make for ourselves. It’s others’ decisions that we abide by that are someone else’s life. Adapting into a life we didn’t instigate will always be our Achilles heel. They are our failings, shortcomings and imperfections as we eventually come to see them.
But perhaps we mustn’t come to rely on our lives being that way, without thinking about or looking for change. We mustn’t give up on ourselves, but instead must try to find a way through. We tend to give up at the first hurdle, because we’re not emotionally strong enough to hold out for something better.
We allow others to control our lives because it’s just easier that way, saves on the arguments, but even through those times we must never give up. In my own case, I was simply living my life from the sidelines waiting for the tide to turn and maybe that’s the point.
We may not always be in a position to change things when we want, so the bumps will always be inevitable, but if the bumps are part of our life, we don’t have to allow them to continue. We get to change certain aspects of our lives.
We must be prepared to look beyond what we know and what we see. We must be prepared to look for the opportunities, so that when they arise, we’re ready to act. Sadly for some of us by the time that happens, we’ve already given up.