The journey from Point A to Point B rarely occurs without a few unexpected twists. Just because they’re unexpected, however, doesn’t make them unusual.

Change is a normal part of life. The world is in a constant state of motion, and new information and ideas are always shaking things up a bit. Control over anything is an illusion; it’s imposed on the world to try and make it make sense.

Don’t get obsessive about nailing down every single miniscule detail. You won’t be able to, and you’ll just end up feeling annoyed, and quite rightfully, out of control. Stay loose instead. Be flexible with your plans, and make adjustments as needed. A change of plans doesn’t equal a failed plan.

When you’re open to change, you can take in new information and make it work for you. Rather than resisting it, your plans simply evolve into version 2.0.

The best-planned creative endeavor will come with unanticipated hiccups, and maybe even a few crisis moments. That’s just the nature of the beast, so don’t be disheartened. Keep an eye out for the silver lining, and an open mind to new possibilities. They’re definitely out there, and quickly adapting to the new reality will help you identify the next best goal to start working towards.

By Laurah Hagen

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