Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.
– John Lennon
Meaning of this quote:
We cannot control everything in our lives. We cannot anticipate or plan for everything that happens. Life is unpredictable; we can’t control or re-direct everything, and sometimes all we can do is accept it as it is.
Isn’t it true that sometimes something unexpected happens in our life when we’re busy making other plans? It doesn’t matter how well we plan, life has its own way of challenging us.
In life, things don’t always turn out as we expect; there is always a difference between the life we imagine and the one we live. We cannot change every circumstance or situation in life no matter how hard we try.
As soon as we seem to be on top of things, life presents us with a new set of challenges. Even if we work hard to keep it as smooth as possible, there will always be ups and downs.
Live in the moment, let life guide you and lead you in the right direction
Isn’t it true that we only have the present moment? Despite our best efforts, we cannot leap back into the past or forward into the future.
As long as we accept and embrace the way life is, we will never feel any regrets. By taking advantage of the present moment, we can reduce the distance between the life we live and the life we’ve planned or imagined.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
– Soren Kierkegaard
The most effective way to live a fulfilling life that matches our dreams and imagination is to live in the present. Isn’t it true that we may reach nowhere when we spend most of our today regretting yesterday or worrying about tomorrow?
A fine line exists between planning for the future and hoping for a better life, and just planning without taking any action. We might not get far enough when we spend our today in the hope of a better tomorrow without taking concrete actions.
Robust planning is as valuable as the actions and the individual’s compatibility with adaptability. A rigid approach to something may not be the best course of action. Things don’t always move in a straight line, there will always be ups and downs, twists and turns. Ultimately what matters the most is to keep moving forward in the right direction.
Love and live your life unconditionally
Living and loving your life does not always require something special. Embrace your life without any conditions and realize that life is nothing less than a gift. Putting your mind to accepting life’s ups and downs is the first step to improving your situation.
Don’t let perfectionism keep you from living your life to the fullest. Nature isn’t perfect, and that’s why it’s beautiful, and so is life.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
– Charles Swindoll
Sometimes unwanted and unexpected events occur, and all we can do is accept them and move on. Life is not always about what happens to us; it is also about how we react and respond to certain situations.
Our lives are often filled with challenging phases, but it is our attitude and reaction that determines whether we will overcome them or fall deeper into them. Challenges are inevitable, and our reactions determine the end results.
Love and live your life unconditionally, even when life shows up with another plan than yours, even when things don’t go as planned. Realize that loving and embracing life is the only way to keep hopes afloat.
It doesn’t matter whether we are prepared or not, things will happen. Our ability to cope with uncertainty and our resilience will ultimately prevent us from breaking down. It is through challenges that we become more resilient. However, avoiding challenges may end up causing more problems in the long run.
When we embrace life, we attract more reasons to embrace it, and when we condition ourselves to have a perfect or flawless life, we run out of reasons to truly embrace it. Realize that living in the present is just as important as planning for the future.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
– Thomas A. Edison