I came across this question asked by someone in a forum I subscribe to. Here is what that person wrote.

“Is it possible to be bad at life? To just not be good at anything ever? I work really hard. But I feel like a constant failure. I don't seem to be good enough, I see all do these amazing things and I feel like an idiot. What if I'm just not good at life, what if I'm not smart enough, what if I don't have what it takes? I always doubt myself.”

What Does It Take To Be Good At Life?

As you might have guessed several answers to this post suggested getting professional help for what they perceived as obvious depression.

But the question made me think about the definition of what’s “good” and “bad” in life?

We all excel at something. Each of us has the ability to do something well. But there are some people that are truly gifted at doing some things. Some people sing well, or paint, score touchdowns or do quantum physics.

Some of us are comfortable working with children, the elderly, or animals. Others are not.

We All Touch Someone

We have no idea what effect we have on others that we interact with in our day-to-day activities. Sometimes just saying, “Good morning” can make all the difference in someone’s life.

A smile or a kind word. Is there are good or bad way to do that?

There are always days when we lose it. We are not at our best. We lash out when we shouldn’t. But most of the time we are good to others.

Some Final Thoughts

I don’t think being good of bad should be the measure of your worth in life. Some of us know what we want to be at an early age. Others struggle to find their “purpose” in life.

Life usually has a way of selecting you rather than the other way around. Everyday opportunities are presented in various forms. Sometime we recognize them; sometimes we don’t.

Life is a challenge. There are few easy roads and they all have potholes and speed bumps to slow you down.

Henry Ford said, “If you think you can’t, you’re right.”

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