Life isn’t perfect, and it never will be; that is a fact. There are things in life that seem perfect, but deep down in the details of everything you will find a flaw, something wrong or an unmet expectation. However do not let that stop you from trying. Wanting something gets you nowhere, and having an expectation of reaching something by simply wanting it is the quickest way to feel stuck in life.
“If you want something to be different than it is, you might as well teach a cat to bark. Wanting something to be different than it is, is hopeless”. – Byron Katie
I can list thousands of things I “want” but it’s what I’m willing to “do” that I can reach.
I want my girls to have a better life than I did, so I give as much as I can in hope to guide them in that direction. In reality, its not up to me and I can only do so much, once I let go of the bike, it’s up to them to begin to peddle and balance. Expecting them to live perfect lives is unrealistic.
I want to learn how to love better, so I learn how I can love myself better and reflect that outward in turn attracting what I wish in my life. However, I cannot make someone love me, so expecting that will only lead to heartache.
Control what you can, learn from mistakes and never be afraid to start over, try again, say “I’m sorry”, and be vulnerable. Our world expands and contracts to the boundaries we set in our minds. Live limitless, try new things, forget expectations, and learn to embrace failure as part of life.