I got to thinking about the saying “it is what it is.” That’s the cliché of the day. There’s a surrender in that phrase and a great wisdom, if we give it just a bit more thought.
Such a simple, and overused phrase, accepts what could be without bias. It could be good or bad, and while we know which we’d prefer, we accept both outcomes without attachment to either. Because we know that whatever the outcome, we will continue on our path.
This is the same for creating the life we want. When we know what we want, we just accept that we may have to do things we don’t see as enjoyable to get there. But we do what it takes and know that we will inevitably reach our goal. We’re willing. Because the reward of reaching the goal is worth it.
When we equally accept the positives along with what we perceive as negatives as simply means to the ends, the time spent making our way is much more enjoyable, valuable, and gives each day purpose. So fill your passive focus with images and words to fuel your success. Because everything you encounter and are least attached to will come into your reality. The more you feed it, the more you will get. You just have to embrace its opposite, knowing that you’re willing to persevere.