Despite the good and bad, we are winning the lottery everyday
I was driving to work today when a random video came across my YouTube subscription feed. A short two minute video that would forever change how I think about life. The video had told me that everyday of our lives, we are winning the lottery. No, we aren’t winning large sums of money, but we are winning something much greater and much more valuable than money. We are winning the gift of life.
Before I get too in depth with this post, I want to say one thing. Gary Vaynerchuk is an absolute genius. It was one of his famous YouTube videos that came across my subscription feed and it has forever changed my perspective on life. As the video drew on, the more that my attention was growing. “How do you stay driven? I’m going to ask you a question. How don’t you stay driven!” Yep, at this exact point, the video had consumed my undivided attention.
Throughout the course of the video, Vaynerchuk goes on to describe how we have won the lottery of the universe, which is by being a human being. If you think about it, everything that he is saying in the video is completely true. “You are not some weird specimen on Mars, you are not a bird, you are not a sunflower, you are a human being on earth.” That’s right, you are a human. The odds of being a human 400 trillion to 1. These odds are much greater than winning the lottery.
Think about it and think about it long and hard. You are a human. Something that only 1 in 400 trillion specimens get the opportunity to be, and you are one of them. Talk about luck being on your side. You get to breathe, you get to think, you get to feel, and you get the opportunity to love. These are traits that a miniscule amount of specimens get the privilege to have. Nothing is better than that and nothing is better than being a human.
Now I don’t know about you, but the words that were said in this video have forever changed how I think about my own life. As humans, we spend so much time complaining on focusing on factors that we can’t control, that we forget how blessed and fortunate we truly are. We have the ability to seek what we want in life and we have every opportunity to grow. We are not some specimen or blob in the universe that does very little to nothing at all, we are human. Humans with every opportunity in life.
So what does this mean for your life? This means to go for it. Whatever it is that you want to do in life, simply go for it. You have every chance and every capability to seek whatever it is that you want. The next time that you are feeling down, remember how fortunate you truly are to be a human. Remember how strong you truly are and go for whatever it is that you want in life. By realizing how fortunate you are, you will be able to stay motivated and driven.
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