You have a story. How did you get to where you are today? More specifically, how did you exercise American freedoms to get you to a better place?
Some Americans made decisions in their youth to be or not to be like someone else. Instead, you charted your own path to get out of a situation you were in or to better your position. Some of you had a dream and worked through adversity, never giving up. In fact, you are still working at it.
Others just got lucky, they say. Perhaps it can be more attributed to Providence. You decided to take advantage of the opportunity and “go for it.”
Victimhood is a decision to go along with the status quo, not to make waves, just get by. It’s a decision to let someone else enjoy the freedom you think you don’t have. It’s also a state of mind that says, “Oh well. Not much I can do. Others have all the advantages.”
Victory is a decision, too. It’s the decision to overcome obstacles that present themselves at the least opportune time. Instead of saying, “ I don’t have a mentor,” you became your own mentor. You read books, looked online to find answers, networked, and even failed until you succeeded. You never gave up.
Victory is the decision to recognize that there are risks in life worth taking. Instead of saying, “I’m not a risk-taker,” you assess the risk carefully. You make a plan B for survival, but go “all in” for plan A. Your eye is on the reward, but in your mind, failure is not an option.
Victors are not whiners. They are hard-working people who see opportunity, not wallow in perceived obstacles. They aspire to a better life not at someone else’s expense, but at their own.
America, we are not helpless people. We are not victims of our government or anyone else. We can take risks and choose wisely. Our forefathers sure did. They were Victors. Now it is our time.
This is Common Sense Civics and Citizenship. 🇺🇸