Looking around, there are really just two types of individuals.
When faced with chaos and uncertainty—like this recent pandemic—these types are revealed.
Type ‘A’, which there are very few of, everyone looks to with admiration or envy.
The other type, ‘B’, generally lacks the awareness to know that they’re that type. Instead, they play the blame game.
Life circumstances. The past. The government. New technology. Schools. News. Bad upbringing.
And when all else fails, “Those behind the curtain.”
You know, those that control everything. Those that have all the money and power—those that go out of their way to stop people from being happy.
Apparently, they’re the ones that force type B to sleep in every day, eat shitty food, avoid exercise, and consume nothing but violence and drama for entertainment.
When it comes down to it, Type B’s misery is everyone else’s fault, and never theirs.
They’re always the Victim—afraid to own up to the fact that they’ve been making mistakes, living life against what they deep down knew was right.
What this type of individual doesn’t understand is that everyone makes mistakes.
No one has it all figured out.
Not even Type A individuals.
Not at 30. Not at 50. Not at 70.
Even if it looks like it, they probably just figured out enough to ride the storm.
Truth is, everyone lives in accordance with what they believe is best.
But very few actually look to improve their idea of what’s best.
That’s what sets Type A apart from Type B.
While Type B finds an excuse, Type A takes responsibility, holds themselves accountable, admits their shortcomings, and always looks to improve.
It’s the path less traveled, but it’s how they eventually position themselves in such a way as to actually be a valuable member of society—and they usually have a ton of fun along the way.
That’s because challenges are fun. Hardships are a thing that brings growth. And process brings about happiness.
If you think you have some type B tendencies: it’s natural to be this way sometimes. As humans, we create our own jail cells and then live in them. But it’s also natural to rise back up—it’s in our genes. We have the keys to those cells, and we can get out anytime we want.
Time is moving, and it’s moving fast. But it’s never too late to make changes, to become a Type A—the one everyone admires and wants to be around.
“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”
— Jim Rohn