How many times have we seen people excelling in life and then consoled ourselves saying that they are successful because of an unfair advantage? Sounds familiar right ?
While having such thoughts we often forget that we might also have some unfair advantage over others. If you don’t agree with me, keep reading. I say this because everyone has their own history of upbringing which is different from others. Everyone has their own perceptions about the world around. You might have lived around 20–30 years on earth or even more. What you should know is that you have those years of experience backing you.
As an employee/student/entrepreneur/freelancer/artist, whenever we wish to start something, we think we are starting from scratch. But in reality you are not. You have your years of experience backing you up. This includes all the things that you might have done consciously or subconsciously.
Let me put out few examples of myself where I find myself blessed to have an unfair advantage:
Just like any person on earth, I used to believe I am not special and I don’t have any special advantage. Guess what! I was wrong.
Think twice if you are also aligned with the same negative mindset. If you have lived on Earth for 30 years, well you have 30 years of experience to your name. You have 30 years of struggles and failures to your name, which only you have witnessed.
You are reading this article, that means you have electricity, internet connection, a laptop and a good primary education. Now, I am not into numbers but a lot of people in the world still do not have access to these. Getting my point?
You may not realise this but you might be already reaping benefits of your unfair advantages. No matter what journey you are planning to start, just remember you never really start from scratch!