Taking life as it comes does not mean that you should live without setting goals. It means that in negative circumstances you should maintain a positive state of mind. This can be achieve by keeping in mind that whatever comes your way you will be able to handle it. You may wonder how can I know beforehand if, I can handle negative situations? And to be frank, there is no way to know. However, it is up to you to comprehend that life itself is full of surprises both positive and negative ones. It does not matter how well you have planned or lived your life; you will still find yourself learning thru trial and error or suffering over circumstances that you have little control over.
Before you get discourage and start to wonder; then what is the point of taking charge of life if bad things are going to happen anyways? First, understand that this is the whole purpose of taking life as it comes. It’s accepting life issues without staying in a stuck state of mind. It is telling yourself, hey this has happened but, I can get thru it. If you accept this way of thinking you will feel more in control which will help you get rid of unnecessary over worrying. This way instead of interfering with your own judgment you will focus on a more important step of problem solving,” finding the solution”.