Hi Edel Quinn — sure, I get your point and of course, things that are out of our control always happen. However, my point is that without putting in the work you don’t even have the chance. I also have many times when I ask myself why did this just happen to me — but in fact, we have the choice on how we react to all the bad things that happen to us.
In the end, no one cares if you did work too hard and didn’t get what you wanted, but we can always go the extra mile — and at least for myself I highly believe that the harder I work, the sooner I get to reach my goals. Probably the key to this is to be as independent as possible.
Thanks for your valuable response!