My Philosophy Professor used to say: Can you do something about it Yes/No? Every time we had an issue academic or personal he’d always say in that monotone voice “can ya fix it?” ” Can ya do something about your circumstance?” If yes, do it! If no, then do the next best thing.
“Well, if you can’t do this, why not try that” it’s easier said than done. In my years of living, I’ve tried living in my sorrow, doing the next best thing, and also just crying or trying to stay positive: Sometimes doing the next best thing works other times, you don’t even know what the next step is, but as the #BowlOfPositivity and Chuck Yeager say’s
You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can’t, you do the next best thing. You back up but you don’t give up.
*He also say’s don’t think about the risk only the results, but that’s for another time.*
So, remember (this is a reminder for myself too) if there’s a way to “fix” the issue at hand, try your best, but if you can’t, don’t give up—-just do the next best thing. *That means tackling some of the things we fear the most*
I’ll leave you with a lovely song, listen to it as you “Do the next best thing”