Plans and expectations. Everyone’s got ’em. For the day, the week, the meeting, life in general. It’s nearly impossible not to have them. And, they’re a good thing to have! They can keep you on track for your goals and keep you moving forward.
The problem comes when plans and expectations aren’t met.
That job that was your “Dream Job” turns out not to be your lifelong career. The person you thought was “The One” is actually just another ex. Your “Forever Home” is just a place you stayed for a bit.
These plans can change for a number of reasons, not all of which you can control. What you can control is how you react to them. Do you fight the truth and struggle to keep your plans the way they were? Do you make excuses so that your situation fits into the box you’ve imagined for it?
Or do you accept the facts, realign your compass and move onto the next phase of the plan that you might not’ve seen coming your way?
Having an idea of where you want your life to go is a GOOD thing. Being able to overcome the obstacles – whether that means going over them, through them, around them or turning the other way entirely – is even better.
If you keep holding onto the first dream you made for yourself, you’ll be exhausted trying to keep it afloat. It’s better for your well-being if you can adjust your sails and move in a previously unexpected direction, than cling to a sinking ideal that wasn’t meant for you in the long run.