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It seems like we’re always getting ready for something.
Getting ready for a big date, getting ready for an interview, getting ready for a presentation, getting ready for vacation, getting ready to have kids, getting ready for retirement.
This list is endless. We’re always planning and projecting in an effort to be prepared for what’s to come.
Advance preparation can be calming, especially if your upcoming experience is something you’ve lived through before.
If you’re revisiting a vacation destination, delivering your third child or presenting a seasoned power point, you have some idea of what to expect, so getting ready is likely not super stressful.
But what about the curve balls, the things you have no control over – global economics, weather, traffic, other people’s decisions and actions, health – that, in a heartbeat, can shift your best laid plans?
Aha – “There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now” ~ Hugh Laurie
Learning and growing and setting your table for life’s feast is empowering. It’s the best way to put you squarely in front of opportunity.
However, the real wisdom in experiencing life to the fullest is in being detached to the actual outcome; to stay open to possibilities.
That only happens in the “now”.
When you’re willing to step into the unknown and make allowance for spontaneous solutions, you’re giving way to the creative mind.
It takes an abundance of trust and confidence to simply be your best and let go of the outcome but when you do, it’s freeing.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt