Life is not just happening to us. Life is not a series of luck, chances or coincidences. Life is not about circumstances and events that control us or come and go and make our lives great or bad.
Life is a series of decisions that we take every single moment and we pay the consequences either in rewards or in pain accordingly. Life is about our thoughts, our feelings, our words, our deeds, our habits and our character and all those are under our own responsibilities even if we decide to resign from them and leave it for the “Pavlovian” reflex to take care of this responsibility. They are simply decisions which we either take consciously or unconsciously: unconsciously by leaving it for the social conditioning to decide on our behalf or consciously by deciding that we are the one in charge whatever the price we will pay to do so.
Needless to say, this is a very challenging path. It requires guts; it requires power; it requires persistence, commitment and patience and yes it is tough and painful. But we need to decide which pain we want to take as Jim Rohn says: “….the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” The choice is ours.
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will control your life and you will call it fate.” Carl Jung