At some point in life, we all get to the point of consequence.
This point in life is where you realize that your decisions and choices about life have become permanent. They can’t be changed, fixed, done-over, or taken back. What’s done is done.
Your choices of career, life partner, health, and lifestyle are fixed, and realistically it’s too late to start over. The time of long term goal setting has passed.
Hopefully, if you’re lucky, or perhaps particularly wise, this point won’t be until you’re at least well into middle age. And even better, hopefully, you made good decisions up to this point.
But no matter how old or clever you are, this milestone can be sobering and often even unsettling. Suddenly you realize that not only are you not infallible but you also need to accept and do your best with what you have now.
And if any of the choices you made during your life turned out badly now is the time to accept them. It’s the time to grieve lost dreams and goals, maybe cry over mistakes, and mourn opportunities missed.
It’s time to take it one day at a time and to live in the now, like it or not.
One. Day. At. A. Time.