Today, take a minute (or more) and think about adjusting.
A lot of managing life is making adjustments to our ideas of where and how things should be at each particular stage.
I saw a quote yesterday by author Rachel Martin:
“Sometimes you have to let go of the picture of what you thought it would be like and learn to find joy in the story you are actually living.”
Our preconceived notions and desires can envelop us so powerfully that we just can’t bring ourselves to live comfortably with “what is.”
We constantly want to rewrite the script with “if only” and “why.”
This leads to unnecessary suffering.
We only have now — this is what we have.
We would be better served not to waste it.
We strip our potential for joy by not being able to adjust to whatever challenges we face — the disappointments — the unexpected turn of events — the unknown.
We must do whatever it takes to make peace with the story as it unfolds and live with gratitude, hope, and contentment while each chapter plays out.