My Life Sucks, How About Yours?

I’m taking a bit of a risk with this title.

My point is that I could string you out a story of woe about my life, where I am in it,  and all the bad things that have happened to me, that would make you feel sorry for me, and maybe even make you try to help me feel better. I could lay on the blame and point my finger at all the horrible circumstances in my life and lay on a victim mentality like you’ve never seen before   But then so could you. So could we all.

When we were kids growing up in the big sprawling farm-house  we rented dirt cheap from the farmer who own the land, we lived well below the poverty line. Strangely it is only in retrospect that we see the poverty. At the time we had no idea we where poor. We all worked hard to put the food on the table. Mom and Dad made sure we all contributed. We always had the things that meant the most to us.

I loved science fiction. I found the way to come up with the money to keep four subscriptions funded to science fiction magazines. I worked and saved to buy paperbacks to feed my habit, and I found the money to buy stamps for my stamp collection. My sisters did the same.

If someone had told us we were poor, we wouldn’t have believe them.

It’s not a joke, folks, attitude really is everything.

Look at the world with a positive mind, take responsibility for your life, live with gratitude and  joy and love and laughter will be there for you.

Look at the world with a negative bend, blame others, and be miserly with gratitude, and like a mirror that image  reflects back at you.

It doesn’t mean blemishes won’t exist. Rain clouds will still darken the sky, but you will see that as a chance to nourish the earth, rather than the end of the world.

Wealth and success are relative terms. We all ready have all the wealth and success we can ever imagine. Your task is to see it.

That’s what growth, and change and personal development is all about.

It’s not to become a better you, but to discover the better you that all ready exists.

It’s not joke.

Change your attitude, change your life.




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  • BINGO! You totally hit the nail on the head Nick! I love it! If more people would take action for their own lives, instead of blaming others, they would be a lot happier and more successful!
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  • Awesome post Nick,

    I would say I’ve been lucky growing up as a child never fully realising the sacrifices my parents had to make to give me the education I needed, which I foolishly wasted and the nice luxuries.

    I haven’t reached a fully reflective stage in my life, but as I approach 40 in March, that time is coming a lot nearer.

    All the best

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  • Are you saying , just because I am a lot older than you that I’ve reached that “fully reflective stage”? LOL. But your comment is too my point…its our attitude, how we see it, that make the difference , not the actual facts.



  • Thanks Erica. It’s important, as I think we both discovered, to not let that other view contaminate our own lives.


  • and I personally respect you for this. It’s no joke you right. Personal development to be is about finding your true self! Excellent content you’ve released today.


  • Great post Nick! It goes beyond how we see our past. Our attitude determines what we will bring into our present and future.

    When all we concentrate on is what we don’t want, we give energy to that. Our subconscious mind looks for things in the world to prove us right. If we want to play the “life sucks” card, there is plenty in the world when viewed with that frame of mind to support the view.

    The thing is, if we approach the same subject from a different point of view we can find the goodness in it. As we start to find goodness, we will find more and more of it in the world.

    So the complainers need to ask themselves, do they really get such a great payoff from complaining that they want to spend the rest of their lives doing that OR would the enjoy life much better if they started to look for the silver linings.
    Marian Gurowicz recently posted…Happy New Year!My Profile

  • WoooHooo, Nick. What a great post. I too, grew up in the big farmhouse with out much cash (my father had just started farming for himself, real cash was years in the future), and we thought we were rich!! It’s all about your attitude.

    Richard, I am so reflective I glow in the dark!!
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  • Exactly Marian. I find the whole subject fascinating and compelling. Think about it. When you change how you look at a thing it changes. Nothing in the physical universe has to change for that to happen, just your point of view. And yes sometimes you might falter , but all you have to do is pick your self up, take a closer look in a more positive direction…and wow…magic happens…and it happens all the time. Isn’t it more exciting to live with that frame of mind?


  • Yea Carl, it is an endlessly fascinating path we are all on. And the best part of the day, is the gathering around the campfire, and telling our stories.


  • Hi Nick,

    On the opposite side I know plenty of people who have loads of money and are not happy.

    If you have confidence and enjoy what you are doing and help others then you will gain a lot more than money. Like you say it’s all about doing what’s right for you rather than what other people think.

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  • Absolutely Andrew. You can be very rich and have a really screwed up outlook an really not be wealthy at all. You can be poor and a church mouse and still feel very wealthy.


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