I can’t remember what triggered this thought but do you think we really have full control of our lives?
I’m not talking about “The government doing this” or “Poverty causes this.” I’m talking about our own personal actions. Think about all the footballers that never made it or all the graduates that haven’t been able to get a job in their field, and it’s got me wondering why.
I always hear about making your own luck and keep going and working hard. But life isn’t a fairytale where everything turns out how you want it. Using football as an example, I’m sure all the kids and teens who dreamed of becoming pro put their blood, sweat, and tears into football though they didn’t make it. Did they not try hard enough? Were they not good enough? Even still, how can you possibly say they didn’t try hard enough, especially being invited to trails or being in the team youth system. Since when was there a gatekeeper to judge what’s not good enough?
The trails I’m going through trying to “start my life” has made me ponder about this. I watch a lot of motivational videos and they’re always telling me I can’t lose if I keep going and work hard etc. But if that was the case wouldn’t everyone get where they wanted to be?
This is not meant to be a negative post it’s just something that’s been on my mind that I feel should be open for discussion. I would love to know what you guys think on the matter. Do you believe we have full control of the outcome of our life?