Today's thought

Randomness response

Life is more random than we’d like to think.

The tighter your grip on “the way things should work”, the more laborious it’ll be when life throws you something unexpected. Even a “curveball” is relatively expected since there are only so many ways to throw a baseball—I mean things that are COMPLETELY outside your idea of what could happen (good or bad).

Nonetheless, do what you need to organize the chaos:

  • Find routines

  • Make schedules

  • Have consistency

  • Capture a process

  • Optimize your time

But above all, make peace with the inevitable nature of things: You cannot control the world around you. We are always fighting against current, swimming upstream to command our way of life. Your response to the randomness will make or break your happiness, success, and sanity — refuse to practice flexibility at your own demise.

Life is more random than we’d like to think.

The tighter your grip on “the way things should work”, the more laborious it’ll be when life throws you something unexpected. Even a “curveball” is relatively expected since there are only so many ways to throw a baseball—I mean things that are COMPLETELY outside your idea of what could happen (good or bad).

Nonetheless, do what you need to organize the chaos:

  • Find routines

  • Make schedules

  • Have consistency

  • Capture a process

  • Optimize your time

But above all, make peace with the inevitable nature of things: You cannot control the world around you. We are always fighting against current, swimming upstream to command our way of life. Your response to the randomness will make or break your happiness, success, and sanity — refuse to practice flexibility at your own demise.

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