The Democratic and Republican National Conventions are over. Each party has picked its nominee to move forward and face-off with the other in the November general election.
People are passionate about their candidate of choice. Or they are passionate about who they don’t want in the White House.
No matter who takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2017, does it really matter?
Borrowing from a post on Facebook that a friend of mine made:
“Political spoiler alert: Hillary chooses Bernie. Hillary wins.
She only does 4 years. There is a terrorist attack. Trump gets enough steam. Trump wins 4 years from now.
In conclusion Hillary supporters, Bernie supporters, Trump supporters. You all get your wish.
Now turn off politics, and go create your life and stop expecting the government to do a thing.
Because when has the government ever built your future? You build your future. You create your dreams.”
And to quote financial guru and money expert Dave Ramsey in a tweet, “Presidential Election Cycle: Where a group of people tell you they will fix your life. Bad news. They can’t. Good news: YOU can!”
The powers-that-be in Washington, D.C. move at a snail’s pace. After you’ve cast your vote and let your voice be heard (in my opinion, if you don’t vote, you lose the right to complain), then you sit around and hope your candidate wins, and you wait for that candidate to fix your personal life — you’re going to be waiting a long time.
Whatever happened to personal responsibility? Taking care of your own life, fixing your own messes? When did we become such an entitled society? The government owes you nothing. Your boss owes you nothing except a fair wage for a fair day’s work. Your family owes you nothing. Life doesn’t owe you a thing. It doesn’t owe you health, happiness, abundance, success, comfort, or immunity from pain and problems. It doesn’t owe you a job, a house, a bed, or a single meal. No one owes you kindness, love, recognition, empathy, apologies, or understanding. You aren’t entitled to a single thing.
Borrowing again from Ramsey, in regards to finances, “You’ve got to make your own personal economy better, then you’ll be able to stand tall no matter what’s going on in Washington.”
The downside to this is — you have no one to blame but yourself.
The upside is — you get all the credit when things go right.
While some find that this is a difficult concept to grasp, it is actually very empowering.
You have the power to improve your life in any way you want. And you can do it now. You don’t have to wait for an election cycle.
How many of you are willing to look in the mirror and see the problem and solution for what it really is?