Be grateful that life doesn't hand it over too easily

If you weren’t the most popular kid at school, or the best looking, or the most gifted, or the richest, you should probably be really grateful. As humans we do things either to avoid pain, or to gain pleasure. When we are younger it is generally more about avoiding pain.

I think that often the people who change the world start by trying to escape something; they work like demons to prove themselves, to get themselves out of poverty, to ‘be someone’.

As they mature they shift gears from running from something to running to something, but it often starts with running from something.

So if you are running from something, or were, then perhaps it’s time to realise that this is the gift you got to make you everything you can be.