Can we want it all? Yes. Can we have it all? Not really. And if you let go maybe you will be able to have more than you can even imagine.
We have to accept a simple little fact – we cannot control everything that we would like to. And when we realize that fact, and every single day let go of the things that we can’t control, we grow and mature, we find ourselves, who we truly are and what really matters to us.
Letting go is not giving up, it is finding our strength to do what matters and what we most have control over. The magic here lies in coming to this over and over again, and finding that there are more and more things that you can influence. That is being powerful.
You cannot know everything in advance. You cannot figure everything out. It is an intractable problem. The best solution that you have for your anxieties is to accept that life is an unfolding process and if every single day you show up and do your best at every thing that is within your control and let go of the rest, you will achieve a strength of being beyond your current imagination.
As Steve Jobs said, you cannot connect the dots looking forward. They only connect when you look back at them. So till then, you have to believe in something – anything – that can you take you there.