Jim Rohn always used to say, “Don’t wish things were easier. Wish you were better.” And that builds on yesterday’s post about your ability to change…
For most of us, we don’t make meaningful change until we face meaningful adversity. Almost every success story I know started out when the person faced down a great challenge. Because challenges are the impetus that causes us to finally change.
At some point you get sick of being a victim and decide you have had it with defeat, humiliation and lack. And when you decide you simply won’t tolerate losing any more, that’s when fate, circumstance and destiny join together for a conference. They agree to step aside and let you go through. Because they recognize that they are powerless against such resolve.
Now when you’re still in victim mode, the universe will be happy to stand by and watch you feel sorry for yourself. And you can stay in that space, until you finally die lonely, sick and broke. But when you decide that you are going to be a victor instead of a victim, you bend the universe to your will.
The universe doesn’t have time to care which choice you make. Because it is meaningful only to you. But if you will make the choice to forgo victimhood, you open yourself up to a life of significance, meaning and adventure.
Ain’t it great!