Have you considered that the world might have been a better place if someone else was born in your place?
For example, many of us come from homes that are not exactly perfect. Assuming each of your parents had married someone with whom they were more compatible, you would never have been born, your parents would have had a happier marriage, and the world might have been a better place. In other words, you will not exist in this hypothetically happier world.
Not a very savory thought—i know. Emotions aside, however, this is a perfectly legitimate observation to make; so why did I feel guilty when I first started thinking about this subject? I’ll save that conversation for next time. For now, lets clear up the mess I’ve just created.
Based on my general observation, there are a lot of people that feel they should never have been born. For these people, life is an endurance trek with a couple of milestones along the way. Life looks something like this:
Just as I was resigning myself to the conclusion that there was no happy ending to my initial analysis, something snapped inside of me.
It was the kind of aha moment that we all live for! Listen! So maybe the world would have been happier if your parents had made better choices in selecting a spouse but that was not something you had control over. They have made their choices and the consequences are theirs to deal with.
Now this where it gets interesting.
Of the billions of babies that could have been born, the sperm that resulted in your birth was the fastest and most resilient. The egg that was released during ovulation was the fastest to mature (sorry if you’re a twin). You’ve been a phenomenal success story even before you were born! It makes my blood boil with excitement to know that out of all the possible combinations of misfits that could have been born, I am the best there could have been. You should see yourself in the same way. You triumphed from day one-in spite of everything else going on around you.
If not for anything else, this should make you stand a little taller, walk a little straighter, and remember this: given the odds, circumstances, and possibilities—you are the best there could have been. Until next time, stay motivated!