I’ve been thinking recently about the crisis that is unfolding in my career. I’m likely to be out of a job soon and this very idea is causing me to take for granted what I already have.
I live in a country where there is endless opportunity, no war, hardly any violence, beautiful beaches and really healthy food.
Sometimes we need to take a long hard look at ourselves and realize what we have instead of being lost in thoughts of what we don’t have.
Let’s use my own situation to analyze what I have. I have:
– Some really good storytelling skills
– Great insight into social media
– Excellent sales skills
– A history of successful entrepreneurship
– An income generating side business
– Some evolving public speaking skills
– Phenomenal health
Now think about your own situation. When you think long and hard, what do you have?
We are actually very lucky.
Yes, you’ve heard it before but I’m going to say it again. The odds of you being born are massively not in your favor. Here’s the fact from my friend Google:
“The probability of you existing at all comes out to 1 in 10 2,685,000”
Just by being born you are already lucky. There’s no need to feel sorry for yourself because you’ve already won.
When you go through a rough time like I am with my career right now, the way you maintain your mindset is realizing how lucky you are.
All of us are already lucky and by remembering that in the tough times, it gives us the energy to stop ourselves from giving it all up and throwing in the towel.
During moments of chaos, you must remember how lucky you already are.
Someone may not see your talent but that doesn’t mean you’re not lucky.
That’s what I am telling myself today. People in my career right now are not seeing my real talent but that doesn’t mean I don’t have any or that I’m not lucky to be alive.
Sometimes the reality is the opposite of what you think. Sometimes the fact someone can’t see your talent has more to do with their weaknesses. Maybe that person who doesn’t believe in you is just very average and hasn’t developed any greatness of their own (yet).
Rejection often has nothing to do with you at all.
That’s why right now I’m not personally having a bar of it. I encourage you to say the following lines to yourself:
“I can be extraordinary regardless of outside opinions.”
“I will not let rejection blind me from my true talents.”
“Everything happens for a reason and this moment will appear lucky later on.”
The concept of luck.
My idea of luck is pretty extreme. I believe that the more good you do and the more you help others, the luckier you get. Becoming lucky has nothing to do with luck at all.
You can generate perceived luck by following this formula.
You can’t even start though unless you begin to see you’re lucky first.
“That’s because scarcity blinds you from the abundance that each of us has access to”
Put things into perspective.
Things could be tough right now but they could be even worse. That very idea should cheer you up right now.
There are highs and lows in our career and unless you can embrace both sides of this reality, you’ll get lost in a negative reality that forces you to think you’re not already lucky.
I’m guilty of that too – especially today.
What we must remember is so cliché: we have air in our lungs and are alive. This means we are already luckier than most things that exist in the universe.
Focus on how you can get to where you want to go rather than being lost in what you’re lacking. By doing this, you’ll realize how lucky you have it.
The job loss, divorce, sickness, startup failure – whatever – will serve you so much more when you realize how lucky you are with or without those challenges.
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