As with many things in my life, this post contains a musical reference, the title of a song by The Eagles. “Get Over It” says a lot of things to a lot of people, but to me, getting over it, whatever it may be, is an important part of moving through life in a forward motion. We all have regrets (many of mine involve missed opportunities to attend rock concerts), and we can either wallow in
despair concerning all of the “should have, could have, and would have” events in our lives or, like The Eagles say, we can just get over it. Looking backward is often a dangerous proposition; as long as one is looking back at all of the things that didn’t turn out as planned, one cannot truly move on with life. I have encountered many people in life who have a negative approach, often second guessing their, and other people’s, every move. When the inevitable wrong decision is made once in a while (and for some people, more often than others), it doesn’t help the situation to over analyze what might have been, if only… Instead, the most positive outcome in an otherwise negative situation is often to learn from it and just “get over it.”
It is not always easy for me to just “get over it.” Things that I’ve worked to “get” have not always worked out regardless of effort expended and it can be devastating for things to work out differently than I would have liked. But, the beat goes on, and we have to move on. Sometimes this means looking for the next whatever. In our business, that is the next case, client, etc. We never know when they will come and when they do, it is never easy come, easy go, when we do not get hired. In my life today, these are the most often things I don’t get when I want them, and it is difficult to reconcile sometimes. Did we charge too much, were we not on the approved list, etc.? We are constantly making adjustments to keep current, yet sometimes it does not work out and we/I have to get over it and look for the next one. But, the bruises linger after putting much effort into trying to get hired, so it can be slow going to truly “get over it.”
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