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You Don't Always Need a Plan. Sometimes You Just Need to Breathe, Trust, Let Go and See What Happens - Mandy Hale

You Don’t Always Need a Plan. Sometimes You Just Need to Breathe, Trust, Let Go and See What Happens – Mandy Hale

I’ve always been a person with a plan. Always. I would plan for the day ahead, the week, the month, and, of course, the year. But also for several years to come. I would have big parts of life planned out, almost down to the point as to what year I would do this and what year I would do that.

But then I realized that this kind of planning doesn’t really work. Sure, the things I planned for would sometimes work out exactly the way I thought, but more often, they did not.

When I was younger, it used to hit me pretty hard if things didn’t turn out the way I wanted them to. But then I started understanding why they didn’t. It was simply because life and my purpose on this planet got in between.

There are always things we cannot foresee; things in life that happen that we cannot control. These can be good or bad. But no matter what, we can’t undo them or change them. We can only decide on how we react to them, and where to go from that moment.

Sure, we can keep goals and plan for things that we wish to happen – in fact, we should. This helps us move forward, towards something in life. But we should also keep in mind that life sometimes has other plans for us – and that’s okay! Stay open to this, and the changes that come around will be easier to deal with.

We’re here on Earth to experience a life, so let’s not forget to do that very thing, by living here in this moment, letting life unfold in front of us. We need to get better at trusting the process of life, and not be too set on our goals so that we cannot deal with the unplanned when it happens.

You Don’t Always Need a Plan. Sometimes You Just Need to Breathe, Trust, Let Go and See What Happens – Mandy Hale
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About Johanna Rosberg

For years, I have lived by the rule that nothing is too big or too scary to do; anything that anyone else can do, I can do, too. And now, since about a year back, I have decided to make it my life mission to make you understand your abilities and your strengths, to help you live the life you've always dreamed of. It's time we take over that steering wheel of life! It's time we start living our lives and not just waiting for "other stuff" to happen! Join me in my journey, and please, share yours with me over at www.johannarosberg.wordpress.com

7 comments

  1. I can rellate 100 percent..when some of my life plans didn’t work out I went into a deep depression it took me years to recover.

  2. You demonstrate an easy way of explanation and that is good, Johanna! Xo

  3. I completely agree.
    It’s so important to trust God because everything He does is for our good, even though we don’t see it at first.
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Truth might hurt, but always assist us in the long run…..

  5. I seem to be a champion at daily to max weekly plans but nothing really long term. I also used to get upset when life got in the way of my plans but as I grow older I realise that being flexible is essential unless one wants to be miserable all the time!

  6. Planner here! lol It’s just who I am. Trick is to remember it’s not the end of the world when something doesn’t go “as planned.” Took me a long time to get this under control. A miracle what age will do 🙂

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