Tuesday January 30, 2018 #939
“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.”
~Robert Louis Stevenson
Most people are born without the family resources to avoid the hard work of getting an education, building skills, and overcome numerous obstacles in the effort to reach their potential. And, most are dealt an average or even a poor hand in terms of family income and availability of power and resources.
And yet so many achieve great things and life satisfaction despite the average cards they’ve been dealt., often far greater than those who start out with significant financial resources and powerful connections. How? They have determined how to use those cards, their own unique circumstances, to their advantage. It is amazing how character, persistence, integrity, hard work, gratitude, and helpfulness (none of which come from money or power) enable anyone to overcome even the most challenging of circumstances.
How well are you playing the cards you’ve been dealt?