It Wasn’t Meant to Be

Not everything will go how you expect it to

Brandon Bell
6 min readOct 19, 2021


It’s interesting how stuff tends to go our way when we least expect it to and sometimes we don't even notice. But, when things don't go our way we’re surprised, disappointed, and feel like everything we did was for nothing.

It just wasn’t meant to be whether you like it or not. We can’t get everything we want, but we can get everything we need. It’s all about timing and how much patience we have.

What’s most important to you right now? What do you want to happen in your life so badly that you’ll do anything to make it happen? Well, you should be comfortable with the fact that it might not happen.

Now, you may be thinking to yourself “What about the law of attraction?” Which states that anything you want you can attract and while that is true, you still are going to have situations where you won’t get what you want at that moment.

You have to have a nonreactive approach in life sometimes, you can’t be too happy or too sad. It’s the truth because getting our hopes too high can really bring us down when something doesn’t happen.

What was your reaction last time something didn't go your way? If you had an inappropriate reaction to something small then you probably need to take a step back and see why you’re actually reacting like that?

Sometimes we can’t hide our anger and we wish we did when it’s too late. This anger comes from many factors like personal problems, dealing with other people, and natural external factors like weather and traffic.

If you learn how to stay calm in most situations, you won't worry as much about something not happening for you. Instead, you will be able to move on faster and focus on something you want or need.

It’s not that you should stop believing that something won't happen but you should not expect that thing to happen right away.

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Brandon Bell

A young adult who’s writing is geared towards self-improvement and self care. “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”