One aspect of life you learn very clearly being a REALTOR is NOTHING ever works out according to plan. Costs more, takes more time than you think, people wig out on you, people don't show up for appointments, associates don't do what they say, the list goes on and on. For some, this change from the expected drives them crazy. It ought not. Much of life works this way all the time. Instead learn,
It Is What It Is, The Flow Technique For Better Living.
"Embrace Reality." Let that two word sentence be your mantra for three weeks till you get it.
You can only change who? Yourself. Influence others, shape events and situations yes, but mostly the final end result with all that, is out of your control. Take you being fat for example. Take another person being fat too. Three months from now with some diet and exercise you may be slim and trim. Three months from now, who knows what the other person will be like, DESPITE your best effort to help them. That's where the flow technique comes in. With much of life FLOW with it!!!
You know, row, row, row, your boat? What Gary, you are singing me a song now? What is the next verse? Gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily....
a secret to happiness is letting life flow!!
Think of how life can flow. Let it reveal itself to you in its own time. Let life unfold. You will experience dumb luck. You will be in the right place at the right time. Why is this? Who knows?
This image on this one should help out. You are blowing bubbles into the wind. Where do they go? Who knows? It doesn't really matter. You are going with life's flow. You are living better. You are happy. This is reality. And living in a world where it is what it is with indeed you trying to shape it and make it better, but at the same time accepting it is as it is, you will find so much more serenity.