‘Your Way’

Do you feel that sometimes, things don’t always go ‘your way’?

I completely understand the practical intention of the phrase. It’s a simple, easy way to communicate (to others or to yourself) that on some level, you’ve had some ‘bad luck’, or that events have unfolded in an ‘unfortunate’ manner.

Note the phrases I have put in air quotes because I am questioning them.

Do I even believe in luck? I don’t think that’s the right question. It’s not a matter of belief.

Luck, good fortune … yes, those breaks help.

But the truth of the matter is that we must make our own breaks. We must make our own way.

The moment we let go of that responsibility is the very moment that we give up.

So no, I don’t like to tell myself that things are not going ‘my way’.

Things are always going. My way, and how I go with, through, or around them, is up to me.

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