Nothing is all bad.
I have realized that even if we achieve a goal that we did not desire. We still achieved something. And that is something to be proud of.
As a young man I had absolutely no desire to be a husband or a father. To be honest that opinion hasn’t changed. It was never MY goal to do either.
Just because these things were the choice and goal of someone else, doesn’t deplete the magnitude of accomplishing them.
Upon observing the rewards of those accomplishments I have obtained an appreciation for the goals themselves.
My wife wanted the “family life”, even though it was never an endeavor I was interested in pursuing. However, to her credit, she took advantage of the opportunities presented to her, and I (un)fortunately was the victim of those choices.
While I may not be fond of the methods, I do appreciate her resolve.
As time moved on and life resumed I can look back on everything and identify the benefits of the circumstances.
This woman, my beautiful wife, stood up for what she wanted, and as a result, has provided me opportunities to accomplish things I would never have done on my own.
What once appeared as a curse, has resulted in a series of blessings.
I still don’t agree with the methods, but I can certainly appreciate the results.
I have achieved many things in my life. Some were intended, and others simply the result of circumstance.
However, I’ve come to realize that all of them are equal in their value.
The accumulation of all that I have accomplished has forged the man I have come to be.
And I am very proud of what I have become.
So, even if things aren’t going your way, remember that it is never all bad.
Every accomplishment is a blessing and achievement, and you continue to grow and develop with each and every one.
Quit worrying about what might have been, enjoy what is, absorb every moment, and proceed into what could be.
Life is too good to waste on could have been, especially when you have already found your way to happily ever after.