Life is not fair.
This is a fact that we all have to come to terms with at some point in our lives.
And even when we have come to terms with that fact, we still act surprised when unfair shit happens.
Whether it's through personal experience, witnessing someone else's struggles, or simply observing the world around us.
The recent loss of the Eagles in the Superbowl is a perfect example of how life isn't always fair.
Despite playing a strong game, a questionable holding call in the 4th quarter may have cost them the victory.
However, champions don't focus on what's fair or not fair, they focus on what they can control, not quitting, how they can get better, and winning.
They understand that the real lessons and character-building moments come from the "unfair" and difficult situations.
Embracing the difficulties, rather than focusing on what's fair or entitled, is what sets champions apart.
Instead of crying and quitting, champions learn and succeed regardless of the circumstance.
The biggest trait that successful people have compared to unsuccessful people is their ability to appreciate hardships for the lessons they teach.
What can I learn from this?
What lesson is God trying to teach me?
Winners do that.
They develop the perspective that their hardships are an opportunity for growth and learning.
Losers sit and whine about a bad ref, a bad call, and life not being fair.
No matter how much you complain, life will never be fair for you.
Your circumstances may be more difficult, you won't always have it your way, and your slice of the pie may be smaller.
But if that prevents you from doing the work that needs to be done, you deserve to lose.
Millions of people have gone out and made something of themselves, even with more difficult circumstances than you.
So, what's your excuse?
Develop some grit, fortitude, and mental toughness.
Then go out and make shit happen.
That's what winners do.