Nothing Happens To You

Nothing happens to you

There’s this idea that “everything happens for a reason,” and I used to truly believe this, but I have shifted away from this belief.

If you’ve been reading my content for any period of time, you know I’m big on CHOICES.

That everything within your control is a choice.
Therefore, I don’t believe that everything happens for a reason but rather that we choose the reason for the things that happen.

Hear me out…
Human brains are incredibly intelligent things.
We are the only creatures alive that are able to find meaning in things.

We’re the only living species capable of thinking outside the box, so to speak. And as I see it…things happen and we make a reason for them.

Whether it’s a reason that makes us feel better about a situation, a reason that allows us to cope and grow from a situation, or a reason that allows us to perpetuate negative emotion, we get to choose it.

Whether we’re looking at tragic events like pandemics, illness, death of a loved one, divorce, or positive events like winning the lottery, losing lots of weight, or completing an Ironman.

Something happens. That something is inherently neutral, and from it, we create meaning.

Nothing has meaning but the meaning we give it.

I share this lesson with you for a good reason.
I want you to be aware of your ability to choose meaning the next time something big occurs in your life, for better or for worse.

Or, if there’s something in your life right now that perhaps you’re really struggling with, ask yourself “what meaning am I giving this?”

This is a phenomenal way to harness your own power. Give it a try, and let me know how it goes.


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Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997.  She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom and much much more.

1 Comment

  • Jesse Jimenez Posted August 13, 2020 3:05 pm

    Nice. So if I understand this correctly, our good choices, hard work , optimism, will generally speaking result in a meaningful and positive outcome. I believe many people will fail at things they attempt for fear of trying. Now we know that God has even every hair on our heads numbered and is holding the entire universe together and knows our every thought . I believe He is involved in all the details of life regardless of how well we understand it. And that is a lot to be thankful for.

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