Dealing with Joy limiting Expectations
When we become obsessed with perfection in all areas, we do end up with frustration in most areas. It starts with identifying and understanding what falls within your control or influence: like your attitude, what you choose to do with your time, your reaction, skills, education. Concentrate your time and energy to strengthen your strengths.
Then, identify and understand what is beyond your control: like the opinions of others, their attitude, their mistakes, their feelings about you, the weather, who wins, the economy, politics. Don’t ruin your day because of a rainy day, or unexpected weather. Do the best you can while dealing or thinking about those things beyond your control, and leave the rest to God. Then reset and refocus your mind to still unleash your joy. What is destined to flow smoothly will flow smoothly, and others might struggle to flow.
The day doesn’t get ruin because it rains or is cold. It all depends on how we decide to see things. We don’t have control over the weather. Both you and the rainy or sunny day are controlled by the same supernatural being or creator, who determines our steps and timing.
Enjoy what you can and when you can. With your resilience and willpower, you can make your day as fun as you want it.