In life there are certain things we cannot fix. For example, I cannot fix being born with a disability, I must find ways to accept it. There are also other things we can’t fix. We can’t fix our failings, or our regrets. They simply become part of us.
We may sometimes be consumed with insecurities that plague our thoughts and control how we function in our lives. We may feel overwhelmed by situations we cannot change and the decisions we wish we could take back.
Then there’s jealousy, betrayal and loss. I have learned through my own experiences, all of which I document daily through my blog, there’s an art to letting go and leaving those behind. We carry the same load, but what makes us different is how we choose to carry it.
For those unaffected by what happens to them, they understand the differences between what can and can’t be changed and what’s meant for them. As a general rule we tend to hang on to the bitter end thinking we can make things work. We may often go to the extreme of reinventing the wheel just to make our situation work.
But if you’re hanging on and you’ve been there for some time, and what you’re trying to fix isn’t fixable, it’s clearly time to re-think and move on. In the time we spend trying to make something work, another door could have already opened. It really is important how we choose to respond.
Change your outlook and your outlook will change. Learn not to expect you won’t be disappointed and you’ll find it easier to move on.