Life is an exciting journey

Life is a journey ( how deep and meaningful is that?).  Seriously though, it is just that….a journey.  We all experience the good the bad the ugly and the sometimes disappointing.  It’s all part of what makes us who we are. 

Going through life’s trials and tribulations is just a fact of life, it’s how we respond to them that matters.  When things are going well we rejoice and take heart and that gives us some impetus to keep going, when it’s bad we often want to crawl into a hole and pretend it’s all not happening.  It’s our inner strength that enables us to crawl out of that hole and keep going regardless. 

Disappointment over something you feel passionately about can make you question whether you’re doing the right thing.  This is probably a good thing, sometimes we need to take time out to re-evaluate our life’s path and maybe make some changes.  However, often we just need to re-group and carry on regardless.  The goal remains the same, the timescale may have to alter but overall we need to know and believe that the path we have chosen is indeed the right one and have the strength to continue.

It’s this ability to stand back and look at our lives and make decisions and act on them that makes us strong.  Looking back on mistakes made in the past and learning from them is also useful as long as we don’t dwell and have regrets.  Past mistakes often come from misguided trust or advice and enable us to learn and not make the same mistake again.  Having said that, sometimes we need to make the same mistake several times before actually learning the lesson!

The fascinating thing about life is that we never actually know whether our decisions are correct until the outcome is achieved and whether we reach our target is normally down to how persistent we are. 

I don’t know how to give up, I never have.  It’s been one of my greatest qualities and at times one of my biggest downfalls!  It matters not, at least I can say I’ve tried and failed rather than having never tried at all and to never even try is one of life’s greatest tragedies.  The fear of failure is often so great as to be paralysing.  My personal motto is ‘Do Something’ and feel the fear and do it anyway!  Life has two rules as far as I’m concerned :

Rule one : Don’t panic

Rule two : Go for it!

So, if you’re reading this and there’s something you’ve always wanted to do, get started.  Even it’s just a little research online or reading a relevant book, it doesn’t matter.  As the saying goes ‘Started is half finished!’

So……ditch the disappointments and regrets and come out of the corner fighting.  You never know where it will lead and if you allow it to be…Life is an exciting journey!

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