In the last week, I’ve been worrying. A lot.
About rent/bills, health of loved ones, whether I’ll still have a business this time next year and what it might look like if I do.
In the uncomfortable moments, when I lose perspective and control, my predictions lie on a bed of impending doom. These moments are temporary, though they’re certainly unsettling.
Of course, I’ve learnt over the years that my thoughts/predictions can not be trusted – they’re mostly all melodramatic, black and white and assume the worst in people and situations. Knowing this is what allows me to come back and re-find reason I think.
Yesterday, I watched/read an Instagram post from Mel Robbins, prompting me to think about this whole situation from another angle.
What if this situation is preparing me for something that I don’t know about yet?
What if the path that was laid out, wasn’t actually the one that I needed to be on?
What if the things I do/learn/see/feel/struggle through over the coming months, will bring me closer to an unexpected place… but the place I need to be?
As I’ve pointed out numerous times, we’re not fortune tellers. We can not predict the future.
Therefore, it comes down to a choice – either you believe that this will break you, or build you.
I’m really going to work on moving to the latter.
I’ve shared Mel’s original post below and I highly recommend that you double click to watch the video/read the post.