I’ve been thinking lately about the fact that what’s going to happen is going to happen — regardless.

Worrying doesn’t change it. You can worry so hard that your hands are cramped from the wringing, and you will not change the outcome. Any outcome.

The choice you have is what you’re going to take from it.

You can over-analyze. You can assume the worst. You can drown in fear and assure yourself that surely, if you lose this one thing, there is nothing else coming. This is the end.

Or you can exert your best, fullest, most rigorous effort. You can throw yourself in and try as hard as you possibly can, give the best of yourself that you have. You can grow.

And if you lose it, you can let it go.