When you are faced with a situation that you know is not going to turn out good don’t beat yourself up over something you cannot change. You always have decisions going in all situations, so that you decided to take on this “situation”, you have to brace yourself and understand fully what you’ve gotten yourself into. When you do this you prepare yourself for all the negativity that can come your way. When we are prepared for things you can handle them better. We’ve all heard the saying, “Don’t cry over spoiled milk” but instead prepare (not expect…to separate meanings) yourself for the worst. And more importantly, we learned long ago but often forget, the only person you can control is yourself.