How does a quote of the day sound?
I heard this on New Inventors, of all places, the other night.
When you relinquish the desire to control the future, you can have more happiness.
- Nicole Kidman
I reckon, though, that the reliquishing of said desire to control needs to be balanced with enough desire to be proactive and ambitious. Otherwise you'd never go anywhere or do anything. You still need to know what you want, aim for it and take steps towards it, but be content in the knowledge that the journey won't always look the way you expect.
That's very hard to do. When I can't see the big picture and know what's around the corner, it's easy to get down and anxious about where life seems to be taking me. I need to remind myself that I am taking the steps I need to take, and aiming in the right direction, and the rest is out of my control.