You are exactly where you need to be. The universe has a way of working it out.
I can go on, but I think most of us have related to these quotes every now and then. There is as much truth in them as you make it to be.
From the time we are young, we all had expectations put upon us, from ourselves or others. Some with the best intentions. Some from what society has said is best for us. From being a great student, obtaining that amazing job, or being in a wondrous relationship, all of these are possible. Some of them amazing goals and visions for the hopeful driven soul.
But, what happens when things don't go as planned? When you haven't found that amazing job for you just yet? When the "clock is ticking" and you are trying to find that true love to lead to an amazing family. That person you thought would be there for you through it all, disappeared. How do you cope when things didn't go as expected?
More than ever, I think timing has a way of bringing a negative aspect to these "expectations". Here is what to have instead.
Goals and Visions.
Make a vison board. Make it beautiful , make it you. I love what vision boards stand for. They are your goals sans the time frame. Nobody really makes a vision with a time stamped on it. Visions are timeless, a story. Understanding there is change, and letting that come into play. Maybe you have to start out as a hostess to become an amazing chef, no matter how long it takes. Looking at love as something shared between all of us, may attract the one who compliments the kind you offer (we all have our own ways of showing love). Peace? The goal for the masses, make it your own to share. Again, it may not be a fairytale, but it's yours to write. Enjoy every chapter of it, till the very end.
This can be a tricky one. Mostly because it doesn't so much change, but come and go. We depend so much on the outcomes to keep motivation going. But positive ones aren't always going to be the case, your expectation. Make your motivation intangible. Not the amazing body, but amazing health. Your motivation shouldn't be that dream home, but what you will fill that home with. Vacation? Not what you did. How you experienced it. This is the behind the scenes. The feelings that take over, that's the motivation.
Do Your Best
This is something that not only my parents always told me, but I was able to read more about in the book, "The Four Agreements," by Don Miguel Ruiz. No matter what keep it going. You may feel defeated at times and maybe even unappreciated. Until you can get yourself out of the situation, never stop putting your best effort. Either it will work out how you envisioned, if not move on. But, as long as you know you tried your hardest, not only will it be seen, but you can move on with a lighter heart. No matter the job, relationship, or love, doing your best, a beautiful agreement to live by.
"It's not about getting into the pose, but what you learned along the way." ~ yogi quote