Life wouldn’t be life if there weren’t any ups and downs. No matter how much we plan and save we can never cover all eventualities.
We still strive for balance and contentment but in order to live a full life we need to embrace change, embrace the ups and downs that life provides.
Today I had a nasty surprise when my car failed it’s MOT. It’s an old car so it’s not a complete surprise that it needed work but the financial backing required to do so was over my budget, but still under the price of a new car.
It would be lying if I didn’t say I was upset. After paying a large sum of money for my studio flat, another large sum of money being withdrawn for my car felt like life was somehow cheating me.
If you’re one for believing in karma then you could have assumed that my receiving of a financial bonus this year led to my car costing more than I expected.
It often seems when life gives, it also takes away, whether it’s financial like my situation, or social, or even career related. What we have to remember is that our lives are an extensive list of moments. These moments are a mixture of both good and bad, therefore making it easy to assume that one moment has led to another, rather than accept life for the rollercoaster it is.
I have obviously had a tough month financially but I accept that another month I may be a lot better off. When we have bad moments it can be incredibly simple to slip into bad habits, and assume that we have bad luck when in fact we should feel excited by the prospect of something good happening in the future.
There is a lot to be said about a positive mental attitude and with that under our belt how can we be anything but successful?
Until next time.