Choice is yours
Video below is a true story of twins who were born to an alcoholic father.
One twin grew up to a successful lawyer and the other became an alcoholic.
When asked by the researcher why they were in the positions they were in, they both responded, “because my father was an alcoholic”.
Lets unwrap this for a second. Twins with close as possible genetic makeup who grew up in the exact same household and family situation ended up polar opposite position in life.
One enjoying the success while the other living out the exact misery his Father went through and put his family through. They both point to their father’s alcoholism for their success or failures as an adult.
There have been many studies that have been done on this subject, for example, one done by Penn State and University of Notre Dame by Dr Robert Plomin and C.S. Bergemen titled Nature and Nurture,
it is clear that whatever hand you have been dealt in your life, your mentality and perspective of how it drives you will determine your ultimate outcome.
The same can be true in an opposite.
There are many stories where a person born into prestige, wealth, fame throws it all away specifically because he/she resents that aspect of life.
For someone who doesn’t come from this, I always lament what a waste of an opportunity that person has done to his/herself.
Just like the fact that one can use a challenge to fuel themselves to be better, others will use it to blame their lot in life.
But many people do not realize the perspective you hold is your choice and under your control.
You control yourself.
Wouldn’t you want to be happy?
What perspective will get you there?
Enjoy the video below.