Making Lemonade Out Of Lemons is a phrase that many of us have heard throughout our lives. It simply means making the best out of a horrible situation. I think this is especially true when life doesn’t turn out the way you intended, specifically with dreamy and goal oriented people.
A person’s dreams are always evolving and changing as he or she experiences growth, life, maturity, educational pursuits and a host of other things. This is pretty dope and encouraging because your path at the ages of 12 and 22 will not always be your path that you take at the ages of 32 or 42.
Conan O’Brien said it best in a speech to the 2011 class of Dartmouth College, “Perceived failure can become a catalyst for reinvention”. Follow the dream when it appears that all hope is lost and gone. Follow the dream and continue to plan even if it changes.
As a result you’ll never know what beauty and awesomeness can come from it. Following Conan’s example could prove to be the best lemonade that life has to offer yet. Which, according to his commencement speech has been the best part of career to date.