"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination" - Jimmy Dean
In our day-to-day operations, we like to feel like we're in control. We like to have our lives in our own hands, guided by our own minds.
But the fact is, there are things in our lives that are outside of our control - a lot of things, in fact. This can be a great source of frustration for us - things we can't control frequently get in the way of our plans, and make life uncomfortable.
But maybe the problem isn't always that we can't control everything. Maybe the frustration comes from the fact that we are trying to control things that we were never supposed to have control over.
But even when we're faced with things we can't control, there is one thing we can do: we get to choose how we respond. Where you end up is a function of both the wind and the direction of your sails.
When it feels like you're running up against the wind, maybe it's time to adjust your sails - and sometimes you may find that you end up in a better place than where you had planned to be.