Life isn’t fair and never will be. No one is going to give you respect. Yes, it isn’t fair that you were born poor. It isn’t fair that you may be denied more often than not for business loans. It isn’t fair that racism still exists and is alive and well. The question is: what are you going to do with the tools you already possess?
Are you going to cry and complain all day without doing anything about it? Or are you going to fight each and every single day until you overcome the unfairness of life?
I hate to break it to you, but no one cares. No one is going to magically hand you a million dollars even though you may pray and wish for it. That’s the problem that most people have. They think that by just thinking positive and wishing, their dreams will come true.
In reality, thinking positive is the first step. You also have to make a plan, take action, and overcome tremendous adversity. Maybe some people are too afraid to take control of their lives. Maybe some people don’t believe in themselves enough to even attempt.
Either way, no one is going to take control of your life for you. Money doesn’t mean a thing if you don’t have control. Starting and owning a business is the only path I know of that offer you the most control over your life. Yes, you may have to work on your business after work and/or before work. How can you work 8 hours at a job you hate and not work a couple of hours working on something that will set you free?
The ball is in your hands. All it takes is making the decision of setting yourself free. It’s not easy, you have to earn everything you want. A million dollars is earned not given. Respect is earned not given.
The hardest things in life are earned, so why would you think for one second you can have control without working for it? The easy route is exchanging your time for a paycheck, causing you to give up your control. If you want control, you have to earn it. Some people start a business(es) and fail, realizing that their control over their lives isn’t as important as working for someone else.
The winners stick to it, never giving up and eventually coming out on top. He was “lucky” they say. Of course, “the harder I worked, the luckier I got.”
Life is hard and unfair, but don’t be afraid to work for what you truly want in life. Remember, you only have one life, so don’t waste it.