Remember your earliest ambitions? For some it was to be the starting shortstop for the New York Yankees. For others, it was to be the first astronaut to set foot on Mars. Perhaps you wanted to be the prima ballerina for the American Ballet Theater. Unfortunately for most of us, life happens, it gets messy, and our ambitions recede as circumstances change our best laid plans. Maybe your rotator cuff snapped, you discovered an irrational fear of heights, or you didn’t quite have the flexibility for fifth position. The point is, good results aren’t always tied to effort, gumption, or grit. Sometimes, things just don’t turn out the way you hoped and prepared for.
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