"We must be willing to let go of the life we've planned, to have the life that is waiting for us." Joseph Campbell
Let go of the illusion of control. You cannot control everything and everybody around you, and certainly not the future. You have no control over anything, except yourself.
It's okay to have aspirations and dreams, but you really have no idea what's going to happen in an hour let alone in 10 years.
Your life has been given to you to live each day, not to wait until the time is right to do what you want to do. The time is NOW, that is all there is, nothing else is guaranteed.
If your life is too regimented, if you are too rigid in your approach to life, goal-setting, excelling, advancing, and maintaining, you are only creating a stressful environment. You are also quite possibly setting yourself up for disappointment.
Life will flow at its own speed, you will go where you are meant to go when the time is right for you to be there.
You could say it is not in your control, and you'd be right. Let go of the life you have planned, let life happen as it is meant to. There is a life waiting, that couldn't possibly get through all the chaos surrounding you. We create the obstacles in our path, they may be blocking the way to slow us down, to enable us to refocus, regroup, accept and allow life to go on at its own pace.
We will get to where we need to go exactly when we are meant to be there.