Everyone has some degree of hardship. However, some people are given more than enough tools and resources to build upon the life they want. Whereas, others don’t even have the tools. They have to spend extra time and energy to attain those tools.
Is it impossible? No.
But it can set you behind… then again, it only seems like you’re behind if you’re focusing on what others are doing. With the little bit of resources we have at our disposal, dedicate the time to using every bit of it wisely, so we may reach that finish line, and don’t worry about how easy it may have been for the other opponents.
As a recreational long distance runner, I would often have dreams about running in the track… I would have tunnel vision when it came to running on the track. But the moment I try to look over onto the next lane, I lose concentration in my own progress.
Our progression lessens when we focus on what others do, and how easy they may’ve had it. Whether or not they had a head start should not concern you…
The lane is yours.
The opportunity is yours.
Take it and put your all into it. Because if you don’t, then you’ll be wasting the little bit of resource you have to win.
Your background, the pain, and the struggle may be a generational curse, but it can be overturned when we use those experiences as fuel to propel us to win. We can break the curse, but we have to have the intrinsic motivation to embark on the mission.
We’ll never know if we’ll win if we don’t even attempt at it. It all starts with setting your mind into task. You have to strongly believe in the ability to win. Winning doesn’t only mean upward social-economic mobility, it can mean attaining peace by living righteously, not allowing this world to corrupt you. The world needs more empaths. Living with no bitterness or hatred in your heart is also a win. Success isn’t just about monetary gain. It could mean finding your life’s purpose and accomplishing goals that fulfill and enrich you.
There’s an old saying that goes, “if they give you lemons then make lemonade.” That’s pretty much what we have to do. Use the negativity thrown at you, and convert it into positivity through the compassionate actions you do for others, and the self-improvement you dedicate to yourself. How you react to negativity is ultimately what will alter the trajectory of your life.
Often times, pain tends to give you much more determination than most because you are just that hungry to succeed. (Just don’t let that hunger push you into doing the wrong things that end up shortening your life-span and add curses onto the next generation). The pain we faced can push us to be as far away from the suffering as possible. This is good, but also don’t let monetary gain taint your character in the process. Preserve your humility even as you reach to that point of success. Otherwise life anyways has a way of humbling you down.
You cannot control the pain that was inflicted upon you. You cannot control were you came from or what others have done to you. Only thing you can change is how you react, move, and decide. Make decisions that will promote self-improvement NOT self-destruction.
The moment you chose to self-destruct is the moment you let your enemies win.