Sometimes we can’t help ourselves when we imagine all the wonderful possibilities that could come of something we try out for, whether a team, a job, or a date. I think that is one of the most beautiful qualities people can have: to dream big and stay positive. The problem comes when we invest so much into our expectations that we become disheartened and disappointed when things don’t turn out the way we plan. We might not get that job or place on the team we had dreamed about. The guy or girl we dated might not turn out to be who we hoped they’d be. But this is the moment when we are being tested, the moment where we decide how much we believe in ourselves, the moment when we choose to bounce back and dream just as hard or cower and hide away. Invest in yourself. We can’t control some of the things that happen to us, but we can control ourselves. Focus on what you want, keeping aiming, don’t give up, and you’ll get there.