In the animal kingdom, roles are completely defined. Everyone instinctively knows who they are and what they are born to do. In the human world, we tend to get a little confused. Reality television, celebrity magazines, and bigger than life sports stars do not help. We look at those scenarios – those lucky people living lavish, surreal, out of control lives, and we tend to think “I want that”, or “I deserve that”. “I am just as smart, sophisticated, good looking, and talented as they are, and I want what they have.”
What we don’t realize is what it took for those people to get to where they are in society today. At this point in your life, are you willing to leave your family, your home, your current situation, and move to where the opportunities are? Are you willing to enroll in acting lessons, undergo cosmetic surgery, or practice your back swing for seven to eight hours a day? Do you really want to go out on to a football field with those two hundred and fifty pound linebackers who are looking to wipe you off the face of the planet – just to keep that seven pound pigskin ball from hitting their end zone?
Do you think that the pygmy goat stands around and wishes he was a gazelle? Of course not, he knows he is a pygmy goat, and he is perfectly happy with his lot in life. All that we have, all that we control is our lot in life and the only way to change anything is to go about changing it yourself.
Buffington, Lisa J. (2012-07-10). The Black Bear Diaries (Kindle Locations 972-998). . Kindle Edition.