We have already considered that despite what we are often told we are not born equal, we do not have the same advantages or problems as everyone else, and we never will.
You may have good health, or you might have physical and mental afflictions that bedevil you all your life.
You may be born with a silver spoon in your mouth and never need to earn more money to meet the needs of your family or even have to work at all; whilst others will always languish in abject poverty.
You may be blessed with great intellectual capabilities, others less so.
It is in the nature of many of us to just accept things as they come around and rarely question our place in life.
Do these differences matter?
Well, yes, they do matter if you cannot accept that you are who you are or if you use these differences as an excuse “I cannot do this because”, “I do not have the gifts to do this.” “It’s not my fault.”
No, they don’t matter if you can put the thoughts of being disadvantaged out of your mind. Accept who you are with all your imperfections, but primarily with the benefits you have.
You Are Who You Are.
Accept this and build from there. Nobody has it all. You
have to work with what you have.
That is your starting point. Your baseline. And you can build an empire from the possibly not so perfect person that you see yourself as.
What is important is to take as much advantage you can of your personal lot. There are great stories around of those that overcame overwhelming odds and achieved great things.
You see celebrities lauded in the media and on the internet. You may admire them. You may even be in awe of them.
Your inner dragons tell you, “I cannot possibly be as good as them. I cannot succeed in the way that they have succeeded. I am just not good enough.”
You must cast these dragons aside and tell yourself every day that you can build a better future for yourself and your family
Yes, you can build a better future regardless of your personal circumstances, your age, ethnicity, class or education but to do that, changes will be required.
To build a Better Life for yourself and your family, and achieve something truly magnificent, your lifetime’s ambition, you may have to change many aspects of your life.
It may not be easy for you to start but there is no better way to start perhaps than by following John Thornhill’s Partnership to Success Programme.