Life is what you make it. It's an active process, a work in progress, a living lesson, and a lesson in living. What life is not is static, permanent, or set in stone. The beauty of that truth is that there is always something we can do, something we can change and some way in which we can move forward; and all it takes are two basic skills that we learned before we could walk - to pay attention and to take action.
Babies soon learn that noticing things and acting in direct response is what gets results. As adults, those of us who keep these two basic principles alive and active are the ones best equipped to go with the flow in life and make some advancing steps come what may.
If you've ever seen a potter at work you will notice that he pays very careful attention to what happens to the clay on his wheel, you may have also noticed that when maleable clay is spinning at a steady speed the slightest adjustment can have dramatic results.