Sometimes, without notice or warning, our lives decide to spiral out of control. We try to manoeuvre the wheel, but it’s just not responding, we try to adjust the parameters, employ new and reasonable tactics, but all to no avail.
“What’s going on?” You ask yourself over and over again.
“I had it all under control, just a few days back! Now, it’s like I don’t even know what’s happening.”
“Am I just an actor, living out an unseen script?”
“Am I being controlled by spirits from another realm? What exactly is going on?”
The more you try to understand, the more the situation becomes complex and you sink into an abysmal maze.
Now you have too many voices in your head all clamouring for equal attention. At this point, you realize you need two brains to process all that’s happening and sadly you only have one and the possibility of getting an extra brain implant is still alien to the world of medicine.
You launch your “power of positive thinking”, it doesn’t seem to help much. You activate your “calm your thoughts” demeanour, it’s not working either. You try to reach out and do a mind-cleansing exercise and this is futile as well.
Then you lean back, sit on a couch and drift into a state of semi-consciousness and it gradually become clear… You have lived life on the fast lane.
No Plans! No Goals! No Ambitions!
You sink in deeper and it becomes much clearer…
The days of procrastination, the mistakes, the heartaches, the ad-hoc attempts at a better life and zero proper planning for the next foreseeable future.
You need the past to understand the present. Where you are today is a culmination of your thoughts, decisions and actions from five years previous. But the good part is that you have had this epiphany and you are going into the future, not with only hope but with actionable steps to make the next five years better than the last.
You are the architect of your life. You design it. You are the engineer of your life. You build it. You are the president of your life. You rule it. – Ayoleyi E. Johnson
Life happens to all of us, but the universe tailors its actions to fit our beliefs and expectations. What we focus on, grows and affects us in ways we may not even be able to comprehend. You can choose to orchestrate the universe to do your bidding. Belief is key. Believe in yourself. Believe in your ability to succeed and never give up.
It may be rough sometimes, but your resilience and ability to weather the storm and persevere regardless is the little extra that separates the ordinary from the extraordinary.
Have a great life!