If there wasn’t a World War II, I wouldn’t be alive. (My parents met in a refugee camp.)
If there wasn’t a Korean War, my wife wouldn’t be alive (Her father was in the Air Force in Korea.)
If I didn’t win the Green Card in the Visa Lottery, our kid wouldn’t be alive. (I wouldn’t have moved to Los Angeles and never met my wife.)
Think about all the little things that had to happen for you to be here. When you regard the million things that had to go your way to become that beloved, screaming bundle, we all should feel like we won the lottery. The odds were slim, but here you are.
The question is: What are you going to do about it?
Many people spend their entire lives doing things they really don’t care for. They get through the week, endure their lives, waiting for the weekend, the vacation, retirement.
A recent Gallup survey shows that 71% of American workers are not engaged in their current position, 19% of the workforce actively disengaged. Is it an exaggeration to believe that more than 90% of us just get through life and don’t create one?
We create our own lives
It’s the gift of human life that you don’t have to be committed to one course. You can change course. In the beginning, it might be good enough to be competent at something. Over time we learn that we need to love what we’re doing or we never excel at it. In the end, you need to know who you are. Once you know who you are, you can find purpose in work and life.
As Sir Ken Robinson says, the problem is not that we aim too high and fail. It’s just the opposite – we aim too low and succeed.
Nobody needs to be victim of their own biography.
What are you doing with the gift of life?
Are you still unwrapping?
Did you put it away, collecting dust, while you pass your time?
Did you throw it away?
Or are you realizing your true potential?