My general observation over the last 7 years is the fact that the standard of greatness has diminished drastically all across the board.
The phrase “life isn’t fair” gets thrown about so much these days that it acts as a justification for mediocrity!
For me, I’ve come to accept that life is a rigged game, and the only way to win is to take personal responsibility. I have to do everything within my power to set myself up for success in the future.
It is far easier to make excuses than to actually spend time working on a solution. This statement is even more accurate in our society today where people are only seeking attention.
We live in a world where the problem is far juicier than the solution.
People prefer bitching about their problems or about all the things that are wrong with the world but in reality, they rarely care for a real solution. They claim that they do but that’s a lie- Social Justice Warriors comes to mind.
How can you make quantifiable positive changes in your life when your “problems” are all you choose to acknowledge and focus on? The funny thing is, these types of people are the ones with the most basic issues.
Life is rigged. How?
First of all, it goes without saying that we are all on borrowed time living on this earth.
The truth of the matter is this: some people will always be more privileged than you in some areas.Accept it.
Is it fair that Donald Trump was able to collect “a small loan of a million dollars” from his father for investment?
Is it fair that there is gender, race social and political inequality in the world?
Is it fair that another guy or gal your age lost both their loving parents at such a young age but you get to keep yours?
Is it fair that you were born into a working-class family where you have to struggle to pay for hyperinflated living expenses on a small income when there’s a Saudi Prince out there crashing 1 of his 3 gold Lamborghinis on a weekly basis?
Is it fair that I was competing with some students in Law School who were already guaranteed a job in their parents’ Law Firm before they even finished the first semester?
Is it fair that my children are going to have a massive head start in the future over other kids simply because they will be born into riches and surrounded by people who can provide “inside knowledge” on certain affairs?
Of course NOT! There is nothing fair in any of these scenarios, but so freaking what?!
What are you going to do about it? The world is set up in such a way where there will always be someone who was born with an advantage over you in an area of your life.
Deal with it!
So what should you do?
The answer is quite simple: change the state of play.
Like I mentioned above, the key is to take personal responsibility for your life and, STOP wasting your time and energy on the wrong things and or people.
Don’t worry about the things you can’t change and, redirect all your energy into the things you can.
It is far more profitable to make decisions that will set you up for success in the future rather than complain about the unnatural order of the world.
Life will never be fair and, there will ALWAYS be double standards so stop fighting it. Stop engaging in pointless and unproductive conversations. Learn to say less than necessary, and take more actions towards your visions- execution is key.
A wise man would simply learn the rules of the game and play it well.
Keep in mind that everything starts and ends with you. For example, if you were born into poverty, you literally have the power to rewrite this narrative for your life and future generations. You are fully equipped to transcend your obstacles BUT, you need to realise that starts with you.
You are more than enough.
Like I initially stated: the standard of greatness have been ridiculously lowered. This is very true BUT in our current timeline, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. As a matter of fact, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. “Greatness” is not required from you anymore. You don’t have to be as great as Muhammed Ali or Marie Curie. Not anymore.
The truth is you just have to be slightly above average in whatever you do. Think about it. You only have to slightly out work the average guy to be better than him. How many people do you know who are willing to remain consistent with their goals/projects all the way to the very end?
You just need to be slightly more consistent than him or her to be better lol.
Long gone are the days where we need to reach Michael Jordan status with our work ethics. It’s simply not required if you want to be successful in this day and age.
However, PLEASE do not misunderstand me: I am definitely not saying that you shouldn’t aspire towards greatness or cultivate insane work ethic. Afterall, part of the human experience is attaining success (whatever that means to you) and keeping it.
You should always strive to deliver a high level of performance in all your ventures but, I am simply letting you know that it’s not particularly required in some situations today.
I included this information for the benefits of those perfectionists who love to deliver 10/10 at all times and when they can’t…they end up beating up themselves so to speak or stagnate or worse, quit.
I’m letting you know now for free that 7/10 is acceptable from time to time in order for you to make progress.
Do as you please with this information but, always remember to utilise the ‘common sense approach’ in all your ventures.
Don’t take everything you read or hear as gospel; listen with skeptical ears.
Carry out your due diligence (research) and apply wisdom with everything you do and at the end of the day:-
I hope your pain turn into champagne
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