Your expectations of what you are capable of and of what is likely to happen in life have more power than you realize. Each day and each experience is loaded with limitless options and potential. Used to doing many of the same routines with many of the same people, you have established patterns and expectations that are likely unconscious. Rather than embracing each day and opportunity with a beginner’s mind, it’s easy to feel like the days or weeks are already largely determined before you ever begin them. This automatic piloting of life leads to underestimating the influence you have not only on what actually happens, but also on how you feel about those experiences. Allow yourself permission to reconsider and play with your life—all 365 days in a year—more and more and more.
It’s as easy as you say it is or is not.