Today’s inspirational quote is on our very own imagination, the force that drives us, motivates us and makes us wonder as to where life is headed. And our quote of the day is all thanks to a tweet by Book Nerd
“That didn’t happen, of course. Things never happened the way I imagined them.” — John Green, Looking for Alaska
— Book Nerd (@WordsTexts) July 13, 2015
Well! So true isn’t it? Life is a bit cruel sometimes and sometimes it just feels so. And no matter what it seems, it hardly ever happens that things work the way we want them to. They are always different, atleast in some way or the other. If I look back at all the childhood dreams I have had and look at where I am now, it sure is a lot different than what I had imagined it to be. And I am a 100% sure that this is true for most of you as well.
Then why are we pitching this as an inspirational quote? Isn’t it a bit a depressing that we are saying that things will not happen the way we want?
Well, I guess you already know the point we are going to make. We had talked about a similar issue about planning in life – If Only Life Was As Simple And Easy As Our Plan!. Our point was not just to show the obvious to you and call it an inspirational quote or a motivational post. It was simply to state that we need to build in a relaxation model for the expectation of our imagination and the outcomes.
I agree that had earlier talked about setting a base standard in life and never going below that. We had infact quoted Anthony Robbins to say
But it is also quite amusing to see how contradicting these quotes seem on the outset. But truth is they balance each other out pretty well.
And it is true, life is never going to be the way we imagine it. We are certain to hit a few bumps along the way. We are going to see those days where things seem hopeless and there doesn’t seem to be a way out. And we have also been through the days where no matter what we do, everything seems to go haywire and completely out of our imagination.
Maybe at these points, it makes sense to have a relook at our imagination. Ask a couple of simple questions –
- Should I actually change my imagination?
- Am I being too unrealistic in expecting this out of my life?
- Is it that bad that things are a little different than my imagination?
- Where does the new outcome lead me to?
- Is there any possibility that this outcome can lead me to a better outcome or a better quality of life?
- Was I limiting my capacities to my earlier imagination? Is the new occurrence pushing me towards a better quality of life?
Bottom line is as simple as this, the one question whether an occurrence is improving our life for the good. Whether this is leading us somewhere better. And whether all of this has a place in our grand plan.
If the answer is yes, then we would simply say – don’t worry about the smaller pictures and the minor details. They can be a little different from the imagination you have, but the big picture really counts. Let life stray a bit away from your earlier imagination. Identify if it can turn out to be a good thing. If not, try and figure out what you can do to bring balance into it. The more you focus on the results, the more you get there.
For, the minor differences will always be there and imagination will be slightly different from reality. It just may be for the best!
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