X

Check if you are one of the lucky ones whose country is part of the E-packet list.

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Uk
  • Russia
  • Norway
  • Ukraine
  • Israel
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Hong kong
  • South Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Switzerland
  • Denmark
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Luxemburg
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • Sweden
  • Turkey
  • Finland
  • Ireland
  • Portugal
  • Mexico
  • Holland
  • Brazil

news

BE INSPIRED AND INSPIRE

LIFE HAPPENS FOR YOU

RSS

LIFE HAPPENS FOR YOU

  • Sebastien Grynko
  • Tags:
LIFE HAPPENS FOR YOU

Life happens for you and not to you.

Is this small change subtle or what?  Yet it carries more significance than it might appear.

I write this article for selfish reasons.  I write to help resonate with this concept.

However, I hope we can all benefit from it, each in our own way.  We are all guilty to a certain degree of being control freaks.

By that, we expect a certain outcome and do our best to bend the reality, our will, even the world to fit the image of the world we hold so dearly in our vision.

And guess what?  I think most of you will be able to relate and feel the sting of it.  It’s unbelievably tiring and frustrating.  But don’t get me wrong, you can get your desired outcome by pushing, bending and sheer willpower.

BUT

There are a lot of side effects that come with exerting such consuming effort.  Stress, sickness, frustration, self-consciousness, depression, if you’re an athlete injuries, etc, etc...

You get the point?

One other thing is that it does not make life very enjoyable.  I am not saying that one should be idle, be lazy and that everything that one does should be pleasurable. 

If that’s the case, we won’t be achieving much that is worthwhile in this life.  One should be consistent and discipline with one’s efforts and one should definitely have a certain passion for that particular endeavor to be able to sustain through trials and tribulations.

BUT

How much is too much?  The more we try to control... The more we will get frustrated..  Why ? Because life is always sarcastically reminding us how little control we actually have.  Therefore always trying to live a life defined by us does not mean that it will occur and happen by our effort.


We shape the world by our sheer will can only take you so far and even if it does bring you to the promised land, it will probably kill you (i.e Steve Jobs).

I will give you a few examples. You hire someone and train this person.  He does a good job and all is well.  But he decides to leave and get another position somewhere else.

Now you have to recruit someone else and the process starts all over again.  You take it all in stride because your will is strong.  Along with this strength, the stress and frustration accumulate.

You start a diet and a workout regimen. You expect to look a certain way after the completion of the year.  You’re diligent and consistent for months on end. 

BUT 

Something happens.  Life happens.  Now you can’t go to the gym.  Maybe you had an accident. Maybe you got depressed. 

Or maybe all of sudden you can’t afford to eat as well as you did previously.  Maybe you need to travel for your job and your hours prevent you from hitting the gym and eating what you should be eating.

And you struggle and struggle to do your best, try to bend the reality to your vision of you, to the life you think it should be.

Isn’t it unfair?  You do your very best. You’re consistent, efficient and perseverant in your efforts.  How dare life gets into the way ?

Living life this way is very frustrating and unhealthily counterintuitive and counterproductive.

What if we were to change the way we see things.  Change our vantage point.  Believing that life happens for us and not by us.  The change in semantics is subtle but in life it’s grandiose.

Don’t be fooled by the change of prepositions. The difference is like day and night. 

Leading a life which we believe happens for us is living a life in which everything happens to us for a great purpose. 

Which means first and foremost, we live a life of GRATITUDE.  Yes, I said it.  We don’t question whether it is good or bad.  When it happens we know that it will lead to a greater good.

Of course we make adjustments along the way to make sure that we are going the right way.  When I get to a new place, I like to walk around, check where I am at and decide where I want to go.

Once I have chosen my destination, I vaguely check how to go there and get out of the hotel, my room, my apartment and start searching.

I always get lost because I don’t care much about how I get there.  I know eventually that I will get there.  And you know what happens when I am searching?

Well, I discover places that I would not have otherwise and see interesting things.   I go with the flow.

I don’t look for the shortest way to get there.  It’s my first time and I am not in a rush. The same can be said about life.

And sometimes the longest way is the shortcut.  Life does not happen in any particular way but its own way.

But interestingly enough when we truly let go and just focus on putting the RIGHT effort and the RIGHT focus, life tends to happen for us in a smoother way.

By being grateful we do not fight life.  We go along with it.  We understand that life, like the weather is unpredictable.  So instead of having a fixed plan, we have a vision, a destination and we know we could achieve and reach this place.

The in-between moments that happen for us ... some will be exactly the way we thought they would and some will be completely different from what we could ever imagined but that’s life and it happens for us and not by us.

We need to let go of trying to control.  Put our maximum effort where we can.  The outcome is not something we can bend to our will, instead we can just flow and take a few steps closer in the right direction and adjust along the way.

Life happens for you.  Keep this in mind.  Don’t get frustrated.  Be grateful.  Don’t give up, just adapt. Getting from point A to point B is possible but sometimes the longest way is not only the shortest but the best way.
Guys if you like what you read. Scroll down and leave your email for better and more exclusive content. There is more to come. I will keep on adding more and more free content. Get your free ebooks and if it is not enough. You can hire me and let me help you to find the inspiration you lack in your life. Cheers
* indicates required

Previous Post Next Post

  • Sebastien Grynko
Comments 0
Leave a comment
Your Name:*
Email Address:*
Message: *
* Required Fields

About the Author

Sebastien Grynko

As a meditation teacher, a fitness & and muay thai fanatic/enthusiast with a taste for entrepreneurship. He decided to create a business which can combine all his passions and inspire people all over the world by helping people physically, mentally and spiritually to find their purpose, well-being and health to thrive and contribute to this world.

* indicates required
  • Free live coaching
  • Special Discounts
  • Free live coaching
  • Special Discounts