Life can either be accepted or changed. If it is not accepted, it must be changed. If it cannot be changed, then it must be accepted. – Anonymous

Life can either be accepted or changed. If it is not accepted, it must be changed. If it cannot be changed, then it must be accepted.

Anonymous

Life is predictably unpredictable. Not even the best of astrologers can confidently foretell what the future holds. Several poets have likened life to a long, capricious river with several bends.

Surprisingly, however, most people succumb to their instincts of fighting a futile battle against the flow of this potent river. They keep struggling against its flow with everything they have got, until they have nothing more left to give. Unable to change the course of their lives, they start blaming life itself.

It goes without saying that this results in a lot of pent-up frustration, which keeps gnawing away at your self-belief. Before long, you end up giving up on all your dreams and aspirations, convincing yourself that you just did not have it in you.

The key is to be at peace with yourself. You can either do something about a problem, or just accept it as part and parcel of life and get on with it. This does not meaning compromising on your goals, but rather in trying to work out a different way to accomplish them instead of expending your time and energy on a path that is unlikely to yield the desired results. However, for those who are not flexible enough in their approach, it is best for them to let go of their dreams (sigh) and accept the circumstances as they are. It is, after all, better to make peace with a mighty adversary like life than hopelessly grapple with it.

The following anonymous quote is relevant to the matter at hand: “Life can either be accepted or changed. If it is not accepted, it must be changed. If it cannot be changed, then it must be accepted.” It is noteworthy that this quote is also often attributed to the American motivational speaker, Anthony “Tony” Robbins, or the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Clement Attlee.