What if you’ve Made a Decision — But it Feels like the Universe is Against it?

I’m a great believer that when you’ve made a decision, the universe “conspires” to make it happen by sending you things, people, circumstances, situations and opportunities to make your vision come true.

This is a quote from one of my favourite authors:

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

Paulo Coelho

I think most peoples “expectation” or hope, is that when they’ve made a decision the universe will give them positive signs and good things will happen to validate that the decision was the right one.

But what do you do when instead of good things happening, bad things come at you; instead of smoothness and flow, you are faced with hardships, challenges, frustrations even more obstacles! What if you encounter people who not only make you doubt your choice, but also confuse you – maybe even obstruct you.

Does that mean you made the wrong decision in the first place?

Woman Worried

When things don’t go according to plan, it’s very natural to think the worst. You’re not alone. It’s a very human thing. No doubt even the greatest inspirational leaders the world has ever known experienced their personal moments of doubt where their resolve was tested – often to the limit.

And that’s probably a very good word for us to start unravelling things towards seeking the answers.

The word…

Resolve“.

Verb:

To find a solution to a problem.

To decide firmly on a course of action.

Noun:

Firm determination to do something.

I’m a personal believer that at the point of making a firm decision and committing yourself to something…the universe conspires to help you BUT not always in the way/s you might expect. Your resolve is tested…yes, very likely to the limit.

In fact I believe it’s something you should expect. And the bigger your dream…the bigger the test to your resolve.

Now what IF…

All of the challenges, hardships and obstacles that suddenly appear in your way are there not to stop you…but to teach you?

What if the pain you are experiencing can be transformed into valuable lessons that will aid you in developing yourself to become a wiser, stronger, more compassionate person?

What if the obstacles are a gift? a gift of knowledge that can help you (not avoid but) face and overcome even greater challenges – should they appear again?

What if your new “gifts” can be imparted to others who may be struggling – where you can give them strength and guidance because you have experienced similar tribulations and came through them an even better person as a result.

What IF…

Instead of viewing things as the universe stopping you…you viewed it as the universe “equipping” you?

Equipping you with valuable and priceless experience, clarity, depth, wisdom so that when you finally do get what you asked for…not only will you be grateful for it but you will also be truly ready to receive it, appreciate it, enjoy it….and be able to share what you’ve learned – to help others.

Now, assuming (with a leap of faith) you subscribe to all of the above?

The last piece that will lock it all in and give you incredible power of “follow through” is to know…really know…that you’ve made the right decision in the first place.

Here’s how you can tell.

When it makes absolute sense from a thinking point of view combined with feeling right, feeling good…in your heart. Go with it.

Heart and Mind

Because if you’ve made a decision with both your mind and your heart TOGETHER. It can never be the wrong decision. Have Faith in your decision. It’s the exact right path for you at that time.

Before I conclude this blog, I want to give YOU a gift : )

Being a major fan of lists, I made a checklist for you.

I’ve called it:

“How to Stay On Course When You’ve Made the right Decision” ; )

  • IF a problem, or challenge keeps reoccurring in your life, maybe it’s not the universe punishing or obstructing you – is it possible that perhaps YOU haven’t learned the lesson yet? Maybe it’s time YOU changed?
  • See good experiences (good people, good moments) as “road signs” that you’re headed in the right direction, follow those
  • See all bad & painful things (people, situations) as learning experiences – take what you need from it, in order to make better decisions next time – and keep moving forward
  • Have faith in the outcome by believing in the outcome – everything that happens to you (good and bad) on the way to it, is part of the PROCESS
  • You only fail, when you Quit
  • If you follow your path, with absolute faith and unceasing commitment, it will only be a matter of time until you succeed

Mark

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6 Replies to “What if you’ve Made a Decision — But it Feels like the Universe is Against it?”

  1. Full stop 🙂
    I liked (among others) also the fragment about being/not being really ready. For that better life, job, place.. For the change, in general, and for the stress that it always carries. “Not yet you, first you need to learn your lessons, get stronger and be 100% positive about what you really want”, said the Universe showing the middle finger 😀

    1. Haha😄, not sure about the universe giving the middle finger Sylwia but I love your comment, thanks for sharing it : )

      1. Haha! Just wanted to end up this comment in a funny way as otherwise it would be too serious. After all life shouldn’t be taken too seriously 😊

        1. I couldn’t agree more. In fact there’s this incredible Philosopher Alan Watts I’ve been following (posthumously) who spoke on the concept of turning “work into play” and taking life in the same way, it’s been very inspiring and also an upcoming Blog I’m working on ; )

  2. 👍
    Looking forward to it! : )
    The art that not many can master I suppose . Without coming across as childish, vague, scatty, irresponsible.. etc. But those who do can fully enjoy life.. Not just ‘live it’.

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