Today did not go how I thought it would.
When I went to bed last night, I had a clear idea of how the day would unfold. It did not go that way.
When I woke up at 3am I tossed and turned about how today would go. It did not go that way.
On my walk this morning I knew just how the rest of the day would go. It did not go that way.
It never does.
Professional people understand this and accept it.
They understand that no plan, however well-imagined or articulated, survives contact with reality.
Plans are a useful, if temporary reservoir for our anxiety about the unknown. Reality is the landscape on which we learn and grow.