What, You Didn’t Get The Memo?

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“It just isn’t fair.  Oh, Biggs is right.  I’m never gonna get out of here!” ~ Luke Skywalker, “Star Wars A New Hope”.   What boy hasn’t said something just like this at least once in their life?  If I had a nickel for every time I heard this while I was raising my kids, I’d be writing this on a beach right now instead of punching the keys in my office hurriedly before leaving for work on a Saturday.

Life has never been, nor will it ever be fair.  Don’t people who complain like this drive you insane?  When I hear someone say, “That’s not fair!” it makes me want to grab them by their shoulders and shake them.  Of course life isn’t fair.  To quote Rocky Balboa, “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place… and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently, if you let it.”

In order to carve out a good life in this world, you’ve got to face the fact you are going to have a rough go of it at times.  I’m not trying to be all doom and gloom here, but you will never have any semblance of the life you desire until you settle in your heart and mind this truth; nobody owes you anything.

If you want to taste and see how great life can be, then be willing to go out and get it.  You’ll get knocked down more than once in the process, but get back up and keep plugging away at it.  Eventually, if you don’t stop, you will begin having the life you want.  The question I want to ask you is this, are you willing to do whatever it takes to get to this place in your life?

If your answer is yes, great!  If you say no, then maybe you need to put on your big boy pants and make some changes in your life.  What this world needs is men who are willing to do whatever it takes, to face any obstacle placed in their path and overcome it at any costs.  Men who do this are the ones who grab life by the horns and other guys envy.

I want you to succeed, and I know you’ve got what it takes to do this.  But if you’ve been sitting around waiting on life to bring its riches to you and whining about how unfair it is when you see other men out there living life to the fullest, then maybe you need to start rethinking some things in your life.

You’ve got this bro, go out and get it.  Let this be your memo to finding out life isn’t fair, but it is yours for the taking, if you’ll use a little persistence and effort to go out and get it.  I believe in you man, now go get it!

Now you know what I think, what do you think?

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