As much as we can do to improve our lives, we do have to remember that there is no such thing as a sure thing. Rich or poor, every person's future is uncertain. Tomorrow will bring both pain and pleasure. You will have little or no control over many things that happen in the future. All told, the success of the important project is not guaranteed - regardless of how much talent you have and how much effort you put into it. One reason is that Murphy's Law has a habit of throwing a wrench into the best of plans.
In case you haven't been introduced to Murphy's Law, allow me to do so. Murphy's Law says, "Nothing is as easy as it looks. Everything takes longer than you expect. And if anything can go wrong - it will at the worst possible moment."
Although Murphy's Law is far too pessimistic, it's worth remembering nonetheless.
Not all things go wrong at the worst possible moment, but many do.
Indeed, sometimes even if something cannot go wrong - it still will!
As a matter of course there will always be unexpected disruptions in our lives.
Notice that when you remodel your house, things usually take twice as long to complete and cost twice as much as expected.
Career, travel, marriage, and leisure plans are all subject to unexpected negative influences.
You may be riding high one day, but all good things do come to an end.
Don't expect your feeling of being in control of the world to last forever.
Trust me, it won't.
Things will change.
What is uncertain is when things will change.
Unexpected events can throw you off stride for a minute, a day, or even a few years.
Keep in mind that it's the big changes in life that rarely give any advance warming.
Obstacles in your path can appear out of nowhere.
Anything worth doing is likely to take longer than you expect.
Things for which we have high expectations sometimes have to be abandoned entirely.
If it's important to you, it's wise to be prepared for something unexpected.
What is most certain is uncertainty.
The future will bring change. It is important to learn how to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances because in this day and age there will be many.
We can resist change, but it's going to happen anyway.
Perhaps it's the short-term pain that comes with a lot of change that we fear and resist.
Those who are flexible in their thinking and their ways will prosper despite forthcoming upheavals in the way we live and do things.
Not surprisingly, studies show that individuals who respond creatively to change live longer than those who don’t.
Even in the bleakest situations, these people find a ray of sunshine.
They know that change can be uncomfortable, but often it leads to something much better in the long run.
Be prepared to change with the times - instead of resisting change – and you will be happier and more relaxed.
The silver lining of the uncertainty principle is that life's most treasured moments often come unannounced.
Rather than being threatened by unexpected developments, we should learn that they can also be hidden opportunities.
Disasters hit our plans, but so does unanticipated good luck.
Being concerned about the future is pointless.
The future will be here sooner than you can imagine.
It's crazy, but the harder it becomes to predict life's events, the more we try to rely on predictions.
There are no statistics on the future - aside from the fact that it is always ahead of you and it will come one day at a time.
The best policy is to expect the unexpected.
The only thing for certain is that nothing is for certain.
Trust your instincts and creativity to help you on life 's journey and you will do just fine.