Feb. 14, 2022

EP171 - Wish Things to Happen As They Do

EP171 - Wish Things to Happen As They Do

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Welcome to A Moment with Moj. Thank you so much for downloading the show. I am so happy to be here with you.

Epictetus joins the show today and Epictetus tells us,

"Don't seek to have events happen as you wish, but wish them to happen as they do happen and all will be well with you."

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Transcript
WEBVTT 1 00:00:09.349 --> 00:00:17.309 Good Day, my friend. Welcome to a moment with modes. Thank you 2 00:00:17.550 --> 00:00:23.100 so much for downloading the show. I am so happy to be here with 3 00:00:23.260 --> 00:00:32.659 you. epictitis joins the show, and epictitis tells us don't seek to have 4 00:00:32.939 --> 00:00:39.409 events happen as you wish, but wish them to happen as they do happen, 5 00:00:39.490 --> 00:00:45.530 and all will be well with you. We all wish that the things 6 00:00:45.689 --> 00:00:51.759 in our lives happen in a certain way. Of course we do. It's 7 00:00:51.759 --> 00:00:56.399 a natural part of life to want things to work out the way you want 8 00:00:56.439 --> 00:01:00.359 them to work out. The thing is, when when things don't work out 9 00:01:00.759 --> 00:01:07.189 the way we want, it's really easy to feel sad or angry or to 10 00:01:07.750 --> 00:01:17.030 get frustrated. We have the power to influence some outcomes, but we don't 11 00:01:17.230 --> 00:01:25.980 often have the full control all of our outcomes. It doesn't matter how well 12 00:01:26.019 --> 00:01:30.819 we prepare for a job interview, we still don't have the bull control over 13 00:01:30.060 --> 00:01:36.209 whether we get that job or not. The danger is in time, the 14 00:01:36.290 --> 00:01:42.129 way we feel two events that we can't always control. I'm trying my best 15 00:01:42.170 --> 00:01:49.640 to become in different to outcomes and in different doesn't mean that I don't care. 16 00:01:51.079 --> 00:01:57.239 Of course I care, but what it means is that I'm good either 17 00:01:57.319 --> 00:02:04.950 way, and I'm good either way because I know that there's always some good 18 00:02:05.109 --> 00:02:09.789 to be found, there's always a gift, even in a bad situation. 19 00:02:10.710 --> 00:02:17.979 For instance, you guys might remember episode one hundred where I told you about 20 00:02:20.099 --> 00:02:27.020 not getting the prison minister's job and I was really bummed out, really upset 21 00:02:27.139 --> 00:02:32.689 by that. But here's the thing. Because I didn't get that job and 22 00:02:34.009 --> 00:02:39.729 Chris heard me on episode one hundred talk about not getting it, he had 23 00:02:39.810 --> 00:02:46.439 the idea that I would actually be a pretty good guitar teacher and later that 24 00:02:46.560 --> 00:02:50.960 night, when we went out to go see a player, he brought up 25 00:02:51.039 --> 00:02:57.560 that idea with me and of course you guys can imagine how long I've dreamt 26 00:02:57.599 --> 00:03:04.590 about working with Chris. Just the other day we had another talk about how 27 00:03:04.669 --> 00:03:09.430 that could get started. Chris suggested I start doing consults for the school, 28 00:03:10.189 --> 00:03:15.419 talking with potential students and getting to know them, a lot like doing in 29 00:03:16.340 --> 00:03:24.659 interview. To Day I get the email suggesting that am I ready to to 30 00:03:24.860 --> 00:03:32.250 start, and all day long I've been telling myself reasons why I can't start, 31 00:03:34.090 --> 00:03:38.330 why I'm not ready, I don't know enough, just all these reasons 32 00:03:38.409 --> 00:03:42.479 and I thought to say, you know what, no, I'm not ready 33 00:03:42.520 --> 00:03:46.400 yet. Maybe let's do it in a week. Let's do it, you 34 00:03:46.520 --> 00:03:49.639 know, let's do it in two weeks when I when I get a little 35 00:03:49.639 --> 00:03:54.159 bit more experience and listening how Chris does these, then I'll be ready. 36 00:03:54.159 --> 00:04:00.870 Years and years I've been dreaming of this and now to day I'm thinking of 37 00:04:00.990 --> 00:04:09.469 ways I can put it off for another week and I thought, what would 38 00:04:09.469 --> 00:04:15.060 I tell you, my friend? I would tell you to take that chance. 39 00:04:15.819 --> 00:04:23.220 You don't have to wait until you think you're ready begin and learn. 40 00:04:24.019 --> 00:04:27.490 So I don't know if you can tell, I've been a little bit distracted 41 00:04:27.569 --> 00:04:33.129 while recording this episode and I just wanted to play this to you. That 42 00:04:35.290 --> 00:04:43.240 was me sending the email saying yes, I'm ready to begin. There is 43 00:04:43.560 --> 00:04:48.879 good in bad situations. There's a gift if you can look for it. 44 00:04:49.680 --> 00:04:55.069 I was so upset when I didn't get that job and now, because I 45 00:04:55.430 --> 00:05:00.189 didn't get that job, look at what I'm starting. It happened to me. 46 00:05:00.870 --> 00:05:08.220 It can happen to you if you just believe. You believing, you 47 00:05:09.339 --> 00:05:13.019 can pay momentum. I'll talk to you tomorrow. I