I heard a song on the radio earlier called, “Meant to Be,” by Bebe Rexha, featuring Florida Georgia Line. The main lyric is simple, “If it’s meant to be, it’ll be, it’ll be, baby, just let it be.”

I want so much to be a person who can go with the flow and just let things be, but I find it so difficult with this brain I have inside my head. Some days I’m decently successful. I think today was one of those days. Other days, my mind takes over and I question or criticize every thought or move I make. My mind tells me I should regret the past, worry incessantly about the future, and make sure everything in the present is leading to some specific end result. Great expectations

But how has any of this served me? Realistically, all it has done is cause me unnecessary stress or heartache. Sometimes, I have even let life overwhelm me due to the pressure I put on myself to meet whatever expectations my mind has set. I set myself up for failure. And it’s not as if my life has been very ordinary up to this point anyway, so why do I still cling to these old patterns and ideals so hard?

We all need goals. I’m not saying we should abandon creating awesome goals that guide us toward our potential. But if we cling so hard to those goals or expectations that we don’t allow the universe to work its own magic, we might be missing out on opportunities we may have never even considered. We have to allow room for those curve-balls in the road.

On that note, I leave you with a quote Jeff Ruby posted to Twitter earlier:

“The road to success will always need to be repaved and it will often have detours. And by the way, always take the high road. There’s not that much traffic up there.”


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