Life is like playing a poker game. You might have been dealt a bad hand, but there is no reshuffling the deck. You can only play the cards you have. It’s up to you to do well. You are the primary player in your life and, ultimately, the only one that will always care.
If you don’t like something in your life, change your attitude towards it or change the situation. Don’t blame others. You have free will; you are in charge. Take the constructive view to look towards yourself for progress. You are responsible for where you end up.
Your life may truly suck, but you can’t live in self pity because then things will never change. It’s so unproductive to feel sorry for yourself. No matter how justifiable, it is toxic. Suck it up. Accept your situation and plan to improve on it. Lose the victim mentality. You can change yourself and the situation.
You are not a loser because you have failed. The real losers are those that don’t even try, or who give up too quickly. The one who fails and gets back up is ultimately the winner. Learn from your mistakes. It is not going to be a straight line to perfection, but making the effort to move forward, through failure and learning is truly success.
In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
– Eleanor Roosevelt