Why donâ€™t we have the things that we want?Â Ever think itâ€™s because we donâ€™t deserve it?
Of course we donâ€™t. â€śI deserve what I want. I work harder than the kid driving a Lambo because his dadâ€™s a millionaire. What did he do to get that car? Nothing! Am I right?â€ť
Nope. I donâ€™t deserve the Lambo because I havenâ€™t done what I need to do to get the Lambo. That kid did exactly what he needed to do; he came out of the right lady, and was born into the right family. What he doesnâ€™t have: the opportunity to EARN the Lamborghiniâ€¦ more on that in a bit.
We spend so much time wishing and complaining, that we fail to come to grips with the fact that we have everything that we deserve to have. Weâ€™re as happy as we should be because our attitude and outlook on life determines our happiness.
Weâ€™re as successful as we deserve to be because weâ€™ve put in the amount of work that determines the amount of success weâ€™ve achieved. Weâ€™ve also risked and sacrificed what is necessary to be where we are. No more successful, and no less successful than we are right now.
Weâ€™ve done whatâ€™s necessary to be where we are at this very moment. We HAVENâ€™T done whatâ€™s necessary to achieve everything we want to achieve. Otherwise, weâ€™d be there.
Now what about the spoiled rich kid driving that Lamboâ€¦ Why shouldnâ€™t we be ticked off at him from being born with a silver spoon while we have to work our butts off for everything we want? Or what about our friend who has had everything go their way in life; donâ€™t we have the right to be mad at him?! Weâ€™re slaving away here, and heâ€™s off in South America living the good life, that lucky son of a gun.
Yah, we have that right if we want to be a sour, jealous, shadow of a human being for the rest of our livesâ€¦ on second thought, no we donâ€™t have that right. But we doÂ have an opportunity. A greatÂ opportunity.
The kid with the Lambo and the silver spoon will never have the greatest opportunity a person can ever have: the chance to elevate their status, to work hard, and to EARN. I have this opportunity. This gift. This blessing. And so do you.
We can be sour, mad, and jealous of our friend whoâ€™s had some good breaks. But will he feel the same towards us when we achieve our success? Probably not.
So where do we stand?
Exactly where we deserve to be standing.
Success, no matter how you define it isnâ€™t a right. Itâ€™s something that has to be earned. Wherever we are right now in life is where we deserve to be.
Sometimes it sucks to say this because some very hard working and deserving people donâ€™t get the breaks that others get. Sometimes this leads to a change in attitude or a break in their faith. The shaken faith can lead to a lack of hope. The lack of hope can lead to poor decision making, which can lead to more bad breaks ending in a life that had promise, but was never realized.
We are never put under circumstances that we canâ€™t handle. Believe it?Â
If you do, when times get tough and life seems unfair, youâ€™ll know that you can handle it. That no matter how dark life gets, itâ€™s nothing but a passing phase. Like the night is before daybreak. The darkness will always pass if youâ€™re strong enough to stand through it.
If you donâ€™t believe it. If you instead become angry that life isnâ€™t going your way. If you resent otherâ€™s success and hate the world for the lack of your own, the darkness will never cease until you decide to change how you view it.
Yes, we are where we deserve to be. Even more, we are where weâ€™re supposed to be.
No higher. No lower. thanks Joel brown
Only you can create the change that will determine the most important position: where you end up.