Don’t count on anything. The moment you craft for yourself any reliance on what the future might bring, you’re locked into the unknown and render yourself a leaf in the breeze.
Abandon old structures. Drop shame. Withdraw perfectionism. Be your best, be yourself, and march onward.
We can’t know what the future might bring. Making oneself dependent on any outcome—when such dependence is anything but necessary—is lifestyle Russian roulette. The way through the future is agile strength and adaptive readiness, not stock planning nor course plotting.
Usually, dependence on the future stems from immaturely prioritizing wants above needs.