“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
– Jimmy Dean
Have you ever noticed how life has a way of altering our plans, and often at the least opportune times?
Regardless of how well we plan out our lives – or even our tomorrows – something unexpected often comes from out of left field and forces a change in our direction.
Life is far from predictable for us humans, and it’s often less than fair.
Each of us encounter setbacks and disappointments in our lives, and the unlucky among us encounter more than their fair share.
Just remember that while we’ll never be able to control the things that are out of our control, we will almost always be able to control how we react to situations as they arise. And arise they will.
The question is, will you allow yourself to be forever blown off course by the inevitable ill winds or will you adjust your sails and get back onto your chosen course?
It can be difficult indeed to make the adjustments we need to make in life, but trying our very best will give us the greatest chance of eventually reaching our desired destination.
To finish up, check out this short video featuring a young man who worked hard to overcome a disability that would have kept most people from even trying to play the game of baseball. (Spoiler alert: He succeeded.)
Note: You can watch this video at full screen by clicking the little “square” icon in the lower-right corner of the video after it begins playing.