Why do some people get all the breaks and others don’t? Why do some people appear to be successful at everything while others seem like terminal failures? Which one of those fits you? While it certainly is true that some people do get “all the breaks”, it’s a lot less common than you think.
Far more people are born into poverty or middle class than are born to super wealthy families or trust funds. But, sometimes it can be easy to think everyone had an easier ride than you.
Thinking this way is safe. Thinking this way means we aren’t responsible for our life and that life is really just an unpredictable existence ruled by circumstance, fate, luck, or divine purpose.
Such thinking, however, is erroneous.
There is no such thing as fate but fate we create for ourselves. You have to know what you want in life. If you don’t, then someone else is going to know what they want you for.
The only way we can “get the breaks in life” is by knowing what we want and being open to possibility.
How many things have you passed on or passed up because it didn’t precisely fit your plan?
How many things have you put on the back burner because you are scared?
Did you ever skip an opportunity to get extra training just because its after work hours?
Sometimes, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and try something new – even if it means you need to work a little harder or put in a couple extra hours you hadn’t planned on. You may be glad you did.
When opportunity presents itself I must be willing to be open about the path where it could lead. I never know what can happen and I cannot predict the future.
The only real failures I’ve had in life was trying too hard to manage the direction of life because, as I learned, nothing in life is really predictable.
I must be more open to any and all opportunities.
I will take no ideas to the grave.