Those of you who know me probably know that I enjoy paradoxes.
One important paradox to me is the idea of counting on the unknown.
In a world where we can plan our lives in a thousand different ways, it can be very easy to create a plan for most of our life and therefore give us the false impression that we have eliminated the unknown from our lives.
The many lives I’ve analyzed through reading and mentorships almost always exhibit an element of the unknown that played a massively significant role. Not massive in size but, rather, of importance.
Understanding that there will always be a part of your life for which you will never be able to plan better prepares you to accept whatever it is that comes with that unknown period.
Whatever it might be in your life, the unknown will always be present. Acting like it will not, precludes the possibility of some wonderful things taking place in your life and in fact perhaps the most important things taking place in your life.
I encourage you to loosen up and don’t try to plan out your entire life unless that planning is, paradoxically, inclusive of the idea that there are some things for which you absolutely cannot plan: the unknown.