A Life Motto To Help You Thrive and Survive This Year

This Christmas I was at a gathering where a 9 year old started dispensing unvarnished and unfiltered wisdom to the adults in the crowd.

To a 21 year old young woman, she said, “How can you be 21, YOU LOOK LIKE YOU’RE ELEVEN!”  Oh.

To a stylish young man she said, “Are those pants? “IT LOOKS LIKE YOU’RE WEARING PAJAMAS!”  Sigh.

I loved hearing it because she didn’t single me out as elderly or bald or too fat.  I stayed out of sight and ducked my head at key moments.

So today I have some straight unvarnished advice for you, because I know you’re fighting a battle in your life somewhere.  At home or at work, or likely both.

Sit, down here it comes:

“Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better”

Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills.  Don’t wish for less challenge, Wish for more wisdom.

This from Jim Rohn, speaker, writer, and entrepreneur.

It’s true isn’t it?  Most of your problems are your responsibility, and how you deal with them is all up to you.

I believe that if you encourage anyone to believe they’re a victim, you’re doing them a huge disservice.  The only power a victim has is to be angry and bitter.

Not that circumstances are you FAULT.  Often they’re not.  But how you deal with them is your RESPONSIBILITY.

Will you overcome, or will you fold?

Will you get bitter or better?  Your choice.

This is a key to personal freedom.  Everything comes down to you and how you react to circumstances.  Life is hard.  Will those hard times sharpen you, or crush you?  You’re not a victim!


Getting ahead is about getting started.

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Trevor Throness is a speaker, consultant, and author of “The Power of People Skills.”  He is also co-founder and senior instructor at professionalleadershipinstitute.com https://professionalleadershipinstitute.com/

Find more about “The Power of People Skills” here: https://www.amazon.com/Power-People-Skills-Dramatically-Performance/dp/1632651068

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