Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.
John Wooden, Basketball Player and Coach
Life is unpredictable. More often than not, things will not work out the way you expect them to. In such situations, it becomes important to adopt a proactive approach and be flexible in your plans. Being ready for every challenge and adversity life throws at you is essential to succeed in life. This has become all the more relevant in the dynamic, ever-changing world that we currently inhabit. This optimism is probably best encapsulated in the well-known, nearly clichéd proverb: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”
Perseverance is as important as adaptability or flexibility. Often times, failure tends to sap us both of our confidence and the desire to make it big in life. One simply cannot stress enough the importance of not giving up, no matter how many times you have stumbled along the way. In fact, failures are often the stepping stones to success; it is just that most people generally lack the patience or the vision to realize this. However, it is not an impossible task to work on and develop this patience over time, so long as one is willing to learn from their defeats and disappointments.
Remember, no dream is too impossible to achieve, and no star is beyond our reach. All it takes is the right mindset and the resilience to keep fighting, even in the face of hardships and distress. That is what eventually sets achievers apart from those who failed to fulfill their true potential. That is what makes the difference between an enterprising human being and someone whose approach is lackadaisical and sluggish. As the renowned American basketball player and coach John Wooden once put it: “Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.”