They say that things happen the way that they are supposed to and if it doesn't, it eventually will. Wrongs are righted from one generation to the next and a season of suffering gives way to a season of blessings. The problem is that sometimes you are faced with the unknown and humans tend to judge the unknown based on their performance.

Rocky Balboa and the test

There are so many songs and sayings that tell you that everything is going to be alright, yet we as humans have trouble believing this. We worry and we fret and we wonder what's going to happen tomorrow when we have little control over what happens today. Sure, humans can busy themselves with work and with chores, but at the end of the day, there's not much they can do besides take care of their responsibilities and their possessions.

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Beyond that, everything else is beyond their control.

A perfect example is the saying that we were all told as school children. The teacher would ask a student worried about the result of a test, "Did you do your best." The student would reply, "Yes." "Well, then you did all you could do," says the teacher. The same is true in life. There are some tests that you are going to pass. There are some tests that you are going to fail, but you showed up and you took that test. You studied, you worked hard and you didn't quit, so if you fail the test, it doesn't matter. You did all that you could do and for that, you should be proud.

This is especially true in reference to the tests that everyone expected you to fail and then you either end up passing or failing by a few points. That's life. It's the Rocky scenario.

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Yeah, you didn't win the fight, but you had a hell of a training montage and you gained some respect for yourself and your cause. Even if you didn't inspire anyone, you inspired yourself. So for that one brief, shinning moment, you were your own hero and no matter what happens, no one can take that away from you. 

Anxiety woes

Now as far as anxiety, if you have established that you've done the best that you can do, then there is no need to worry about what is going to happen. You did your part. You can't do anything more than that. If the situation turns out bad, then it was meant to turn out bad. If it turns out great, then it was meant to turn out great. The anxiety of the moment comes from the fear of the unknown, which is pointless when you analyze it. 

The unknown is a gigantic question mark looming in the air. It can only be guessed. Therefore you can only anticipate what might happen and the anticipation part depends on your emotions. Whether you feel like it will be bad or not doesn't really change the outcome.

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It just changes how you cope with the day's events. If anything you might handle something worse than you should have because your emotions told you to expect the worse. So the best way to deal with the unknown is to leave it as a question mark. Let it reveal itself to you over time and let the peace of the moment wash over you. The future will take care of itself. Right now, you need to take care of you.

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