Regardless of the obstacles before you, do not let a system stop you from achieving your goals.
A system is only as good as the next person who comes along with a strong belief and determination to challenge it. By challenging it, they change the course of not only their destiny but the destiny of those around them. As a society we do our best to adapt to the various systems implemented either by our governments, organisations or individuals. Some with good merit and others with odds that just don’t stack up or are out of our control, such as the forces of nature. However what I don’t believe is that a process cannot or should not be challenged, just because those in authority made it so. So why do most people settle for “sorry but we can’t help you” routine? Because most people:
- Would rather walk away from a confrontation.
- Give up too easily and settle for the status quo.
- Lack confidence to challenge a system – due to lack of knowledge/information or prior experience/exposure.
What we all need more of is confidence, the belief that we can change the outcome. Whether it’s to buy a new car or home, improve your health, get that dream job or change careers. We might have to tackle a system from several angles but as long as we are determined to see it through, we will succeed in challenging the status quo and achieving our goals.
As W. E. Hickson famously quoted: if at first you don’t success, try, try, try again.