Are You Constantly At The Mercy Of Circumstances?

Are You Constantly At The Mercy Of CircumstancesWe just began the last month for this year. I don’t know about you, but I feel like the past couple of months breezed by, too soon! In a few weeks, we will be celebrating yet another new year.

I know a lot of people (including myself) had high hopes for this year. May be you set out by defining goals and objectives. Have you achieved what you set out to achieve?
Now, when you read that question what goes through your mind? Is your mind filled with all the things that went wrong in your life that resulted in a less fulfilling lifestyle? Does your response start with "No, because?"

So what about me? Am I on the right track? Hm…There are areas in my life that I am fairing well beyond my expectations. Then, there are other areas, I haven’t even begun to get on track.

Crap happens to everyone!

We live in a world where things happen that are out of our control, people do things we don’t like, and we get things thrown at us, that we didn’t ask for. When derailed by circumstances, even a positive person will find it difficult to remain positive.

Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays
We all have an unbelievably strong will to survive. So there’s no doubt that irrespective of the current circumstance we will eventually dig ourselves out of it.

However, by the time that happens, it might be too much of an emotional rollercoaster. You would have wasted loads of precious time, and sometimes health may have suffered as well.

Quit blaming your star sign and make the most of circumstances
You might not be able to choose your initial circumstances, but you can choose your attitude toward your circumstances. Sometimes the situation you are in is so tough, that you just cannot work your way out of the problem. You HAVE TO think your way out of the problem.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.~Hugh Downs


Regardless of what aspect of your life you may be struggling with; you CAN totally change any undesirable circumstance. First, you have to believe it. Many people have absolutely no confidence in a better future; they accept things just the way they are as if they have no way of changing a thing.

I can’t promise you that it’s going to be easy. I am someone who believes that we can control of how we interpret and respond to circumstances. As easy and straightforward as it might sound, this requires a lot of work!
“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” ~Don Juan


In the end, all that matters is that you have enough ambition, enough passion, enough drive to see what you want, visualize the success, and make it happen.
"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them."~George Bernard Shaw

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8 comments:

Robert A. Henru said...

It's really interesting about the quote that said we put the same effort in feeling miserable and strong. It's the choice whether we are listening to little self or speaking to our little self, isn't it?

Robert

Shamelle said...

@Robert: "It's the choice whether we are listening to little self or speaking to our little self, isn't it? " Now.. that's an interesting take

rummuser said...

Listening, observing or just witnessing - constantly takes awareness to a different dimension and all the negatives of life slowly start to disappear. It is an extension of a life of regular meditation which spills over into wakeful times as well.

Ramana Rajgopaul said...

Another quote from GBS takes this post to a different level.
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), Man and Superman (1903)

Anonymous said...

Hi Shamelle,

Thanks! I loved your post!

LifeMadeGreat | Juliet said...

Hi

All so true!
And I had to laugh at: Quit blaming your star sign and make the most of circumstances

Juliet

Barbara Swafford said...

Hi Shamelle, What an insightful post. I especially love this part of the quote from George Bernard Shaw. "The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them."

THAT is so true.

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