“It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but how you play the hand.”
This quote is one of my favorite ones, it’s just so true. You can’t change what family you are born into, your physical characteristics, your innate nature (to a degree!). Accidents happen, terrible things happen, and sometimes wonderful things happen, incredible opportunities arise, but it is how you react that determines how your life will be.
It is a great quote to think of when everything seems to be going wrong, or when people around you seem to have more luck than you. Remember they have just been dealt a different hand of cards, they probably have struggles you cannot even imagine, we have no idea.
Some people seem to have everything, their life seems to be effortless, they were always standing in the right place at the right, but it is also what they did when standing there that counts. Other people might not have capitalised on the same opportunity in the same way.
Every encounter you have can be an opportunity, can represent a door opening, or it can simply be an encounter. It’s down to your perception. The next time you think, “why does that always happen to them?” think, “I wonder what they do to enable that to happen?”
Doors open all around us, but sometimes we are too blinkered to see them. Make sure you open your eyes, be brave, be fearless, say yes, see what happens. And maybe nothing good seems to come your way, but don’t forget to keep looking, so that if it does, you don’t miss it.
Your life may not be how you pictured it, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be wonderful and fulfilling, and happy. Sometimes we have to let go of our fixed views and embrace the uncertainty.