The World Doesn’t Always Work Your Way

Our brains are hardwired to seek comfort and easy.

We want everything to happen the way we want it to be — fast and smooth.

But life, as we all know, doesn’t work like that.

Truth is, not everything we planned or imagined will come to fruition. There are things beyond our control. And some things are just meant to happen whether we like them or not.

It’s less stressful if we don’t force things to happen, and just accept whatever the outcome of our pursuits or other people’s pursuits.

And it’s less stressful, too, if we don’t get fixated on our ideals. Because even though ideals can help us reach a certain standard, being too attached on them could make us miserable.

I love what Sadhguru said during his interview in Impact Theory,

“World will never happen hundred percent your way. And I’m glad it is so. Because if it all happen your way, where do I go? I’m glad it’s not happening your way.

Little bit my way. Little bit your way. Little bit somebody else’s way. That’s how the world should be.”

Whatever we desire, it’s crucial to remind ourselves that life is unpredictable.

Most of the time the world doesn’t cooperate. And if it does cooperate, it’s not always the way we want it to be.

For example: You want to be a successful artist in 2 years. Yes that’s possible. But maybe it won’t happen until 7 years.

Or perhaps you want to be a successful entrepreneur in 5 years. That’s highly possible, too. But maybe it won’t happen until 10 years.

Ten years? Twenty years?

Hey, there’s nothing wrong about that.

Be patient.

Life is not a race.

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Jade Panugan

Some interesting questions about life and human behavior: What if there's no money? Why we often feel the urge to prove that we're right and others are wrong? Why we react to things beyond our control? Why we hate? Why it's hard to be content? I don't have all the answers, do you? Let's chat.