Achieving Peace of Mind in 2018

The one thing I learned in 2017 is that nothing happens the way you want it to, especially when you really need it. There’s very little we have control over. However, rather than thinking about it as “going with the flow”, I recently changed my perspective to “being flexible and open to new things”. My hope is that throughout 2018, I’ll be able to stop and smell the flowers, even if things aren’t going how I wanted.

While thinking about this, I realized, even though things don’t happen the way you want, there’s always, always a positive aspect to it. And most of the time, there’s a reason it didn’t turn out the way you thought. This is why I’ve decided throughout 2018, I will try to find the good in whatever I encounter.

There’s a time for everything; maybe 2017 just wasn’t your time. But if it’s meant to happen, it will happen, which is not to say that you should sit back and relax. If it’s meant to happen, get off your ass and do your share to make it happen. Every single outcome is not in your hands, but it never hurts to do your best. If you end up with what you wanted, celebrate! If you didn’t, find the good.

With that said, Happy New Year! I hope that the new year is full of opportunities for growth and many, many celebrations for everyone!