I try to see everything as a learning experience. In this mathematical reality, things are as they are.
I’m not necessarily a Buddhist, but it does seem that expecting a specific future is a definite route to suffering.
My favorite idea is: “Have directions, not goals.”
Pursue what you love and be open to the infinite mysteries that will inevitably change what you think should happen. In my opinion, that’s much more beautiful than “striving to achieve”.