You're gonna face some hard times. You're gonna get slapped around. And don't take it personal. Don't ask, why did this have to happen to me? It's called life. It happens to everybody. You could plan your life to be ideal today and I guarantee you there will be things that happen along the way that were unplanned, that will look as if they're unfortunate, that will feel as if the world's coming down on your shoulders, but those are also the greatest lessons. Some of the best things that we've learned from people happen because they were going through some time of discontent, and they said, how do I overcome this? What can I do about it? And there's other people who would have to face that if it wasn't for that knowledge, if it wasn't for that experience. But it's because they did something. They didn't just fall victim to that. See, a lot of people want to exempt themselves from taking responsibility, all they want to do is talk about the problem. Every time you see them they'll tell you their story, over and over and over and over again. No, no. You wanna take responsibility for your life. I got me here, I can get me out of this. And I'm getting out. You can decide that you're going to change, that you're not gonna be a wimp. I'm not gonna be a volunteer victim. Take ownership of everything. Let other people blame their parents, their boss or the system. Let weaker people complain that the world isn't fair. You are the leader of your life. Take ownership of everything in it. You must eradicate excuses. You will never ever point the finger at anybody again. You will never blame another human being. Even if they're wrong, you will not point the finger, you will not say, because she didn't do what she was supposed to do, or because he didn't do what he was supposed to do, I couldn't do what I was supposed to do, you're never gonna say that again. You're going to take 100% ownership. Take full responsibility for your life. Accept where you are, and the responsibility that you're going to take yourself where you want to go. We have 2 primary choices in life, we can either accept conditions as they exist, or we can take the responsibility to change them. The difference between the winners in life and the people that constantly live their lives on the lowest level, is that the winners handle problems better. They look at the situation and they say, what do I need to do instead of why me, and they look to fix the problem, so that the next time around they're prepared for it. If you wanna be a real winner in life, don't try and avoid problems, get really masterful at handling them.