What if that career you’ve chosen doesn’t work out?

You’ve spent years trying to decide what to do with your life.

You’ve thought about it, prayed about it, made choices to move towards it.

You’ve finally made it and you should be happy, but somehow it’s all gone pear-shaped.

Why?

That doesn’t really matter.

What do I do next?

That’s what matters.

If it doesn’t work out, you dust yourself off, take a deep breath and pivot.

You work towards something else.

You may not even know what that looks like yet, so you start the process of thinking and praying and choices that you’ve already gone through.

It seems like a waste, but please be assured that it wasn’t.

It was a learning experience.

Most of us have been there.

We climbed the mountain, but instead of a wonderful view, we ended up with cramp.

Find another mountain.

Don’t stay in the valley.

And please don’t try to protect yourself from seemingly inevitable disappointment by not following your dreams in the first place.