He who indulges in empty fears earns himself real fears.Seneca
The universe seldom give us everything we want, but it always seems to provide a means to get what we need.
You didn’t have a choice of where you started in life. You got the hand you were dealt and you had to make it work for you. If you’re lucky, you may get a second chance at times—more often than not, you won’t.
It’s helpful to remember that though we do not have complete control over our own life, we can control our response to the experiences we’re given.
Nature isn’t concerned with the individual. You’re one of billions, and there is no cosmic scheme to guide you toward fantasies of destiny or illusions of everlasting happiness. You are the source of your own inspiration or defeat.
You could always lie down and wait for better days to come your way—but they likely won’t. You could also recognize that there is no universal agenda holding you back—you may face obstacles, but you are also not destined for failure. Somewhere, between the obstacles beyond our control and the random luck that makes some moments pass by with ease, is the fallacy of Fate. It’s the lie we tell ourselves when our hardships are greater than our resolve to overcome them or the dream we long to believe that emboldens us to grasp for more when our blessings are at their height.
In then end, there is really only one agenda holding you back—yours. It’s your prerogative to decide how you wish to frame your life.
- Are you a victim of your experiences or a hero determined to overcome them?
Everyday we can find ourselves in a sea of endless possibilities. Somewhere a tempest is brewing, and it is only a matter of time before it finds its way to us. What are you going to do when disaster or hardship finds you?
- Will you do nothing and hope for the best?
- Will you prepare for the worst and be content to face whatever you find?
- Do you give up and throw away everything because you can’t have it all?