Sometimes things don’t turn out like you expected them to turn out. Things happen. Plans fall through. You find out things that you didn’t know and everything falls apart. When that happens, what do you do?
You pick yourself up and move forward.
And you get over it.
It’s easy to say, “it’s not fair” or to dwell on the bad things. You can mope and sob and be grumpy and feel sorry for yourself. You can moan about how you missed out on things and that you don’t deserve this. You can cry that you worked hard to make things turn out well and they didn’t. You can be angry or sad or resentful.
These feelings will eat you up. Slap youself upside the head and spend your time thinking about what you are going to do now. Move forward. Decisions that have been made can’t be changed. Paths that you walked can’t be unwalked. Remind yourself that you made choices based on the best information you had at the time and you’ve learned. No matter how bad things are, you have received some benefits. If nothing else, you’ve learned and you’ve become a better, smarter, stronger person.
Yeah, I hear you. I’ve said it too. “So what if I don’t WANT to be a better, smarter, stronger person?”
What choice do you have?
Go ahead, if you insist, mope the rest of your life away. Or put a smile on your face and get yourself moving forward.
The Old Lady
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