If You Ever Thought Or Heard “Sometimes Life Is Not Fair” I remember growing up and saying to my dad “That’s Not Fair!” And then with the most caring, sincere, and desire for my long-term wellbeing my dad would tell me “Life Is Not Fair.” After hearing that, I would being to think “wow, now THAT wasn’t fair.” To be honest, it sounded more like “Get Over It.” I now know better. Maybe not better. Now, I just have a more complete understanding of what my dad was telling me. Here’s what I know: Life isn’t fair AND that’s really not a bad thing. That might not be a nice, warm, fuzzy feeling positive thing. At the same time, it’s not a bad thing. I believe we always make two choices. If you ever begin to think life’s not fair, you have the same two choices to make. First, you decide how you want to view the situation – your mindset. Second, you decide on what you’re going to do – your actions. Mindset: Yes, life’s not fair. But, most the time when I said or heard those words it came from a place of poor me. That said, there is always someone out there with less. I live in the United States and most of use have a shelter and drinkable water. The first part of mindset is finding things to be grateful for and reminding yourself of them. This can be especially challenging in the middle of a “Life’s Not Fair” moment. Just know that if you want to continue to stay miserable then don’t choose to become grateful. The next part for mindset is to acknowledge your part. Is everything in life out of your control or are you able to influence your situation. You know what I’m about to say. You have to ability to impact your life. I didn’t say that it will be quick and effortless to completely change everything i your life. All I’m saying is that you can influence your life. When you are grateful for what you have and take ownership of the role you play, all the sudden life not being fair does have to be bad. Now, that mindset will immediately lead to the next choice. Action: What are you going to do about it? Use your mindset of gratitude and responsibility to determine what you’ll do about the situation. And take action. You won’t be able to fix everything all at once. You can take small steps to improve your situation.