Meet with Triumph and Disaster, And treat those two impostors just the same

FootballWhichever way the vote has gone, about half the country will have woken up this morning to find that they have “lost”, while the other half thinks that they have “won”. Half will now be entering the five stages of grief, while the rest are likely to be feeling relieved or happy.

But it could so easily have gone the other way. And whichever way it has turned out, it has no effect on who you are, what you care about, or what you want to achieve in life. It only makes that slightly easier, or more difficult, to put into practice.

If you had lived 100 years ago you would have faced a different set of challenges and you would have chosen different goals. If you lived 100 years in the future, again the obstacles and the goals you chose would have been different.

The world will never be the way that half of us want it to be. The best we can achieve is to know our purpose and values and then set our own achievable, inspiring goals for the world we happen to have been born into.

If you can do that then “you can meet with Triumph and Disaster, And treat those two impostors just the same.” Then it doesn’t matter which way the vote has turned out.

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