You Get What You Get

How many times have you heard a child say, “It’s not fair!”? How many times have you said that yourself?

  • It’s not fair I have to study so hard to get good grades.
  • It’s not fair I gain weight just by looking at desserts.
  • It’s not fair she makes more money than me for doing the same job.

I am guilty of thinking this more times than I care to admit.

Then one day our daughter’s preschool teacher said something that changed my life: “You get what you get, and you don’t throw a fit.”

This saying worked great in a preschool classroom, and it works even better in the classroom of life. How much easier would our lives be if instead of wasting time and energy thinking, “It’s not fair!” we thought instead, “You get what you get, and you don’t throw a fit.”

What if we took what we got and then created what we wanted?

  • It’s not fair that I have to study more, but that means I have learned how to focus and learn new information, which makes me a better employee.
  • It’s not fair that I have to constantly watch my weight while everyone else in my family is thin, but that has led me to serving others by teaching fitness classes and becoming a certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist.
  • It’s not fair that other people make more money than me, but I know the value of a dollar, and I appreciate what it takes to live a comfortable life.

Whatever story you have in your head, you can rewrite it right now.

Step into the best version of yourself every day.

Get what you get and create what you want.

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