Bumps in the road

While our life is made up of setbacks and bumps in the road, they’re ones we’d rather not repeat, but may go on to repeat.

It’s the decisions that are made for us that act as setbacks, unless our decisions are the ones we make for ourselves. It’s other people’s decisions that can be the reason for our setbacks. Adapting into a life we didn’t instigate may always be our achilles heel, may become our failings, shortcomings and imperfections.

But we mustn’t rely on our lives being that way, without looking for change. We mustn’t up on ourselves, but instead must try to find a way through. We allow others to control our lives because it saves on the arguments.

Although bumps will always be inevitable, we don’t have to let them to continue. We get to change 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 by the time that happens, they’ve emotionally already given up.

2 Dec, 2017

6 thoughts on “Bumps in the road

  1. The bumps and setbacks are part of the paths set out for us. Unfortunately, for some reason some of us seem to have to walk those paths for longer than others and that can be difficult to understand.

    I agree that the more control we take, the more positivity we have, the better equipped we become to navigate those time.

  2. Thanks. Yes, you’re right. Those bumps and setbacks you mention will also help us emotionally and spiritually grow as long as we’re prepared to learn from them and that enables us to move forward.

    The sad reality is that we don’t always and that’s when we sadly continue to walk those paths. As you say, the key is taking control.

  3. This blog kind of reminds me as we learn from our shortcomings and failures and none of us want to repeat those times ever again, but sometimes those mishaps happen for a reason.

    As disappointing and frustrating as it can be, there is a reason why some of our dreams simply don’t work out. Perhaps another door is supposed to open, or something in our personal life needs more of our tending and attention at the moment.

    That’s kind of how I’m going with my life right now. Go with the flow and never forget to smile, even when we don’t want to.

    1. Thanks Bonnie. I agree there is always a reason why. Sometimes those reasons are obvious, in front of us, but where the reason isn’t obvious, we must continue to try to understand.

      And sometimes we have no choice but to go with the flow, until something becomes obvious. Sadly all relationships and friendships include ties and that can sometimes make decisions even more impossible, which is why we tend to go with the flow.

  4. There’s a bald spot on my head where my hair used to be, from years of bumpy roads.

    But I’m resigned knowing that more bumps are on the way; it’s an intuition I have.

    1. Thanks Tim. Yes, stress has a way of affecting us physically and as we work through the ageing process it affects us even more.

      Life in general is made up of ups and downs that we must continue to work through. But I still continue to believe that the more positive we are, the more control we will have; the better the outcome will be.

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