DISCLAIMER: I am in no way trying to persuade you to pretend that there aren’t bad things which happen to good people or that everyone is a nice, kind, compassionate person. This post isn’t intended to gloss over the fact that life can be difficult. This isn’t a kum-bah-yah, group hug moment. If you’re cool with that, read on.
Grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit for a minute. Now realize that you just sat on something. And you’re probably someplace with heat. And you’re drinking a cup of coffee or tea. And you have hands to hold the cup. And you’re alive. Alright, you get the point. We can be so busy that we miss just about everything. And I do mean everything.
Compared to the majority of the world, we’re pretty fat, dumb, and happy. Did that offend you? Analyze that offense. Things which are close to the truth tend to offend, things which are preposterous don’t offend, they’re just preposterous.
Most folks complain about Obama-this or Romney-that. Wildfires in Colorado, floods in New Jersey. My spouse doesn’t appreciate me, my boss is a jerk. Pick your negativity – we’re surrounded by it.
In the big scheme of things, you’re so blessed that if you truly get your head around it, you’ll probably need a nap to recover. Whatever your political leanings, we still live in the greatest, most free nation on Earth with the greatest opportunity for personal fulfillment. Don’t take this for granted like 98% of the population does.
There has never been a better time for you to succeed. My definition of success is “the progressive realization of a worthwhile goal, dream, or ideal.” Which means success isn’t a Rolex or Mercedes. It’s a process of determining what you want and exerting the effort to get it. If you’re doing that, you’re a success. Plain and simple.
We’ve all got crap in our lives. We always will. So what. You’re too blessed to be focusing on that stuff. You’re a mosquito in a nudist colony of opportunity. Get moving.