“Demand not that events should happen as you wish; but wish them to happen as they do happen, and you will go on well.”
– The Enchiridion by Epictetus, VIII
Stop wasting your precious time just waiting and expecting life to magically meet your every want and need. Nature works to ensure the best results for the whole and not the individual. This is an important observation too many forget.
Rather, be content that the world works on a foundation of natural and social laws. This makes life predictable. Remember, with careful planning you can better prepare yourself for the unknowable storms brought on by chance.
You’re unlikely to win the lottery. So, where else could you invest that dollar?
You’re not going to become stronger without exercise. So, what muscles have you strengthened today?
You’re not going to feel accomplished until you struggle to overcome difficult obstacles. So, what does your mind desire and how are you overcoming the obstacles necessary to obtain it today?