It is a weakness of ours to presume that we might control external events. We are simply better off to only focus on what we can control, that which is internal to us, our mindset.
If you can set a course from your own internal position, you set the stage for success. If your plan is to change your circumstances and not your mind, be prepared for a very long road.
“You have power over your mind- not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength “. – – Marcus Aurelius – –