No Matter

Ever felt so out of balance that it seemed as if the entire universe was conspiring against you? Probably.

The idea is that you should try to live. No matter what. But how do we do that? Especially when one loses hope and faith and courage. When all one does is exist.

The important thing to remember is that we are here to fight the odds and beat them. Life’s a struggle because that’s the only way to learn, to grow, to evolve.

We become better by fighting against all that is trying to destroy us.

In the end, it’s entirely up to us. How we live, why…

One of those fancy statistics says about 95-96% of what defines us cannot be controlled by us. Where we are born, when, to what parents, or the education we receive from those parents. The events around us.

What is the remaining 4%, what difference does it make?

Well, as meaningless as some of you might consider it, those 4% are our thoughts and our actions.

We do not get to decide what happens, but we get to decide what we think about it and how we act.

If this thoughts scares you a bit, good. Because it should. Because it means that you understand how little you can do, but how important it is that you do it.




  1. Thank you for sharing this Cristian. 🙂

    Over the last few years particularly, I’ve learned this very same concept through the saying – “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish, that truly counts”.

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  2. Not sure I agree with the percentage but I do agree with the necessity of being conscious of what we can change for the better and then do it.

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  3. Thanks for the inspiring words! Love your blog posts like this!

    I would maybe argue that percentages are switched.

    I think that stuff we are born with matters a bit at the start of our lives, and maybe even up to 96%. However, in the long run, our thoughts, attitudes, actions, and perceptions will ultimately create the world as we see it. And that creates the world in which we live.

    I had to give up the story that I was fat because my family was fat. I had to give up the story that I was dumb and lazy because I acted dumb and lazy as a youth, and in the early years of my adult life. I had to give up the idea that I was poor just because my family has never had money.

    When I changed how I saw myself in the world, it started to change my world. I think, as we go through life, those things we started with in life matter less and less. What really matters is what we tell ourselves, about ourselves. #BeTheHeroInYourStory

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