Written by Myke Celis

August 23, 2022

Sigh.

That’s perhaps the only thing we can do whenever things don’t go as planned.

I mean, I know one way or another you can relate to any or all of these:

….ever set a goal worked so hard on it, which led you to be just one step away from achieving it e.g. a promotion at work, a financial target, winning a competition etc,…but then suddenly the biggest plot twist occurs and your journey suddenly gets cut short?

….did you ever find yourself in a near-perfect relationship with your seemingly ideal guy and then without warning you find your fairy tale love story ending abruptly?

…planned your dream vacation and then suddenly it got cancelled because of unforeseen events beyond your control?

I can actually go on and on with this list but heym you already know what I am talking about.

Yup, it’s a fact: things don’t always work out the way we want them to.

Which in turn leaves us feeling angry, sad, worried and a whole lot anxious about what’s next for us, totally forgetting our own #bestmeever journey.

Reason being is that we focus too much on what went wrong instead of seeing the beautiful silverlinings behind seemingly tragic ends.

Allow me to share with you the 5 reasons why things don’t work out initially.

1.) You are being saved from greater pain or danger

Yes. God (or the Universe) might have just saved your ass from something more severe hidden under your story’s plot. Ever heard of the people who got stuck in traffic on their way to work at the World Trade Center during the 9/11 bombing? Or the guy who missed the fatal flight to Kenya? Yep, you probably know a lot of those kind of stories. And yes, they’re real.

2.) You are given the chance to improve yourself even more

Not yet does not mean never. So how amazing is it to know that there’s still room for improvement and you’re given yet another chance to maximize it? It’s no secret that Pia Wurtzbach joined the National Pageant thrice, each time becoming better, before she won and got to represent the country in the 2015 Miss Universe, where she bagged the crown. What if you’re a Pia in the making? I know that made you smile. Allow.

3.) It’s allowing you to focus on yourself and recalibrate

Have you been so gung-ho when it comes to chasing your goals? Feeling tired, pressured and burned out? Things not working out in your favor allow you to step back, pause and re assess the space you’re in as you take that much needed break from it all. That’s actually the healthy (and humbling ) way to go about things: allow yourself to rest as you let the dust settle so you can clearly define what’s next for you. Yup, there’s life after chaos of whatever kind. You’ll survive and thrive.

4.) You learn important lessons you need

Good or bad, experiences help you grow by allowing you to learn important lessons you need in life. Ask yourself this each time things don’t go as planned: what is this situation teaching me? How can I apply the learning to my current space? You will be surprised on how smooth your life can be there after only if you take the lessons to heart.

5.) You deserve something (or someone) better

God knows better. Period. Someday you will meet that one person who will make you realize why you had to undergo so many heart aches and why all was worth it. Someday, you will look back and smile about lost opportunities and relationships that led you exactly to where you’re meant to be: happier and free. You just have to trust the process, do all that you can with all that you have, and know and believe that the best is yet to come. Soon!

So guys, if times are rough now, remember this:

Tough times are temporary.

All will be well eventually.

You just have to look beyond the challenging situations and realize that all will work out eventually.

Your journey is just beginning.

Now take a deep breath.

Because life goes on.

So can you.

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