While our life is made up of setbacks and bumps in the road, they’re ones we’d often rather not repeat.
But it’s often the decisions that are made for us that act as potential setbacks, unless our decisions are the ones we make for ourselves. It’s other people’s decisions that we adhere to that can be the reason for our setbacks. Adapting into a life we didn’t instigate may always be our Achilles heel and may also become our failings, shortcomings and imperfections.
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 in or 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 easier that way, it saves on the arguments too, 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. We may not always be in a position to change things when we want.
And although those bumps will always be inevitable, 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 emotionally already given up.