I always start my classes with a quote. Yesterday, I shared the following quote:
"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." - Jimmy Dean
I really like this quote for several reasons. First, I like to look at life as a journey (or the metaphorical "sailing trip" mentioned in the quotation above). Second, I think it is really helpful to frequently remind myself that I have to be prepared to deal with the unexpected. I naturally (like many people) like to be in control, but the older I get the more I realize the importance of being flexible and being able to adjust to the unexpected and unwanted. By being flexible, I can get "back on track," not beat myself up for past mistakes, and continue working towards reaching my goals.