You’re Right, Sometimes Life Just Isn’t Fair
Sometimes you put everything you’ve got into a project or a task or a test or a relationship and you’re successful and all that effort pays off. Other times you put in equal amounts of effort only to lose out on that job or that relationship or whatever it was you were so intent on. Sometimes it feels like life just isn’t fair and you know what – it’s true. Life isn’t fair.
Life interrupts the best-laid plans
Life doesn’t bend its will according to effort or the good intentions of the people living it. Sometimes, a lot of the time there’s someone else more qualified or with better connections or who just happened to be in the right place at the right time to grab away that thing you were trying so hard to get.
You can throw your hands up in the air, say life isn’t fair and walk away or you can realize there’s a competition out there for everything and if we want anything badly enough we’re going to have to throw ourselves into that competition. And sometime’s we’ll win and more often we won’t.
An opportunity to try again
But that’s okay because if we’re intent on not walking away, every loss brings us closer to another opportunity to try again. To try with new insights, new perspectives, alternatives, variations, renewed determination.
Wanting something isn’t enough, working really hard isn’t always enough. Life isn’t fair, but the only way you’re going to find out what you can get out of it is by coming back and trying again.
As Confucius says, “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”