How many times have you thought, “This is all going wrong!” Or “Why isn’t anything going right?” I have sure been there sooooo many times. I hope you don’t have those thoughts too often, but I’m willing to bet you have had them. So what do we do if things go wrong?
Well Roger Babson just made a whole lot of sense, didn’t he? Just don’t go with them. That’s what we do if things go wrong.
This is one quote I really need to remember. The reason? This life is not perfect. We are not perfect. Our jobs, friends, houses, are not perfect. So, things are going to go wrong.
If we just slump down when things go wrong then we are letting the “things” win. Let’s so do what Roger Babson says, and just don’t go with it. We always, ALWAYS, have a choice of how we react.
Sometimes it will be hard to just let go and go another way. But, that might be just the thing we need.
When Eddy was finishing up his undergrad schooling we thought we knew what we were going to do. He was going to apply and get into grad school. He applied to many physical therapy schools. We even got an phone interview at a school in Rhode Island.
We were so excited to start that next part of our life. Well things went wrong. He didn’t get in the first year. So we had to wait another year to apply again.
The second time he applied to physical therapy (pt) school and a few master programs for exercise science. Again, we didn’t get in to pt school. We did get into an online masters program that was a year long.
So for that year Eddy rocked his socks off in school (straight A’s), worked, took more pre-rec classes, oh and we had our first baby. He was one busy man! And we still didn’t know what he wanted to do.
In the end Eddy decided that he wanted to go to pharmacy school. He got into more then one school his first time applying. I honestly don’t know what would have happened if we tried for pt school a third time. Maybe he still wouldn’t have gotten in. Who knows.
What I do know is that we went a different path. A path that was better for our family in many ways. I am so glad that we didn’t go with our first plan.
Maybe when things go wrong for you you might find a better path. Maybe you won’t. But the whole point is to drop the part that is wrong and go with something else. Choose to be happy and keep going.