What is it that makes some people more successful than others?
More importantly, what is it that makes some people happier than others?
Of course, you can always point to luck and you can always point to outside factors. Sure, there is often an element of knowing the right people. Of being in the right place at the right time.
The problem is that many people assume that their situation is largely dictated by outside factors. They will blame their circumstances on luck or even on other people. You don’t have the job you want because you didn’t have the luxury to look around when you first left school. You can’t go traveling because you have a family. You aren’t rich because you were born in the wrong generation, in the wrong part of town.
There may be some truth to these things. Sure. But it is also up to you to dig yourself out of that situation and that’s something that we’ve already seen is possible by the example of many people who have done just this.