Were you watching the U.S. Open when the big “scandal” happened? Serena Williams had a game taken away due to several instances that happened during the match. She would eventually lose and Naomi Osaka would go on to win the Grand Slam. I’m not even a tennis fan, but I do follow Serena and this year I actually watched and got so much more than I bargained for.
What can we learn from this? Life isn’t fair. I didn’t think life was fair when my husband suffered his stroke, just when he was getting back on his feet from the lay off from his job of 12 years. Life wasn’t fair when I was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer after I’d lived a very healthy life, eating right, working out, and even becoming a fitness professional.
I would say no, life isn’t fair, but what can you do? Accepting it, falling down, and wallowing in pity is not the answer. However, getting up and figuring out the next step is how you combat all this.
My husband’s stroke and my breast cancer diagnosis happened in 2011 and since then we’ve both fought extremely hard to hold on to what we could, regroup, and start anew. A little under 2 years ago, I could feel the shift starting. People started noticing what I was doing, new clients stared booking projects, and new avenues of income started to appear. Was it luck? Magic?
No, not at all, it was and continues to be a result of our Faith in God, our love for each other, and the support of our family, friends, and followers. But through it all, we never gave up, we never stopped believing nor did we stop what we were doing, working hard, staying relevant, and increasing our knowledge and expertise.
In conclusion, is life fair? NOPE! But that doesn’t have to be the end of your business or your life-long goals. Never stop fighting, never stop believing that success is yours for the taking. Success is your destiny . . . claim it!