Metamorphosis is a beautiful, wondrous process; as human beings, we get to partake in it to the degree we choose.
What’s amazing about the future is that no one has a hold on it. We step into it in equal beat with everyone else. That means no one can tell you for certain what your life will look like, least of all who you’ll look like, if you decide to turn the page and pursue something unexpected, surprising, or fill-in-the-blank. Maybe you’ll fail at it – but we’ve already reviewed how that can work to your favor. Maybe it won’t last very long – yet again, endings are only natural.
But maybe, also, you’ll be better for it. Starting over, in any context, is ripe with possibility of sloughing off what didn’t work, what previously held you back, or stomping out fears that don’t deserve to rule you anymore. Accomplishing just one of those creates room to become a more engaged, passionate, and inspiring individual. So when life takes a turn, remember that you and you alone have the power to say, “This can make me better, not bitter.”
We may shy away from failure, but we also crave stories of overcoming. We can’t have one without the other; all it takes is the courage to try. And keep trying.