The Importance of Acceptance
Arthur Rubinstein explained it best when he said: “there is no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.”
Part of the beauty of life is that it is unpredictable. A lot of things can happen that will transform who you are and have an impact on your life. The problem is that we need to cultivate the ability to accept whatever comes and embrace it.
It is important to develop the habit of looking at whatever happens through a positive mindset instead of a defeatist one.
Life will bring many challenges, such as the death of someone we love, and it’s difficult to embrace them when we’re suffering and wishing those things would have never happened. But if we cultivate acceptance in our lives, we’ll likely cope with future crises and view them from a different perspective. We will accept instead or resisting.
Whether it’s a family loss, a missed opportunity, or a sudden change in your plans, being able to accept things that are out of your control will help you maintain inner peace and happiness.
Practising acceptance prepares you to live in this changing world where you never know what will happen next. Acceptance is like protecting yourself with your own shield.
It is noteworthy to mention that acceptance is not at all related to weakness and is definitely not a synonym of conformity or mediocrity. We need to learn how to identify when it’s time to persist and when it’s time to accept.
One thing that makes acceptance much easier is to list all the possible explanations for why you are experiencing something.
Choose not to judge what happens to you. Instead, believe that everything happens for a reason and that better things will always follow. That is the beginning of true acceptance.