Good Luck Or Bad Luck?
"But I don't beat myself up over this because it is all a lesson! You only fail when you have given up on yourself. Don't let that inner voice tell you what a loser you are. Shut that fu¢ker up by reminding yourself that each "failure" is just a stepping stone to victory. And don't fall into the helpless victim trap of "I am so unlucky...poor me" In the end both good and bad fortune are just illusions. It's all about how you look at it. An ancient parable to illustrate my point:An old man and his son worked a small farm, with only one horse to pull the plow. One day the horse ran away."How terrible," sympathized the neighbors. "What bad luck!" "Who knows whether it is bad or good luck" replied the farmer.A week later, the horse returned from the mountains, leading five wild mares into the barn."What wonderful luck!" said the neighbors."Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?" answered the old man.The next day the son, trying to tame one of the horses, fell and broke his leg."How horrible. What bad luck!""Bad luck? Good luck?"The army came to all the farms to take young men for war, but the farmer's son was of no use to them, so he was spared."Good? Bad?"Things are often not what they seem to be. Take the good, the bad and the ugly all in stride. This does not mean you should be stone cold and impervious to everything that happens to you. Don't suppress your emotions, rather embrace them fully! When tragedy strikes, CRY and let those feelings flow so you can let them go. When success comes your way, celebrate to the fullest. When you encounter injustice, get pissed off and do something about it! Be natural and try not to think of what you are "supposed" to feel. And for chrissakes don't take yourself so seriously!"