The world may appear like a cold, heartless place, filled with obstacles and traps. In some cases, this might be true. But in most cases, it’s the exact opposite. Our world is filled with beauty, wonder, love, and virtue — specifically made for your prosperity. How is that some people can live a life full of adventure, excitement, and good fortune; while others struggle with one obstacle after another? While there is obviously an infinite number of factors and causes, where the rubber meets the road starts — and ends — with you.
Your attitude, world view, and belief system create the lenses through which you look at the world, and sets the stage for your life. Here’s a whisper of an unspoken truth: the life you live is the summation of all of your thoughts, feelings, and actions. Over time, you become what you imagine the world, and yourself, to be.
There will always be challenges, and stress in your life. But remember, bad luck, rain, and hailstorms fall on great men, too. You are one of those great men. You can still create your prosperity.
The world will continuously try to bend you to become someone you’re not. But you are the master of your own life, and the creator of your own fate. If your image of yourself and the world is strong enough, the world will bend to your will, and you will make your own make of greatness.
Consider the writings of spiritual texts that came before us:
“When there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do you no harm” — African Proverb
“As Within, So Without” — Unknown
Always remember, you become what you think about and feel, most of the time. Your greatness and prosperity does not come from outside, it comes from within. If I were you, I would affix my eyes, heart, and mind on great things. And very soon, you will be the embodiment of those great things.