“A horse that is hitched with others to a wagon is not free not to walk in front of the wagon; and if it will not draw, the wagon will strike its legs, and it will go whither the wagon goes, and will pull it involuntarily. But, in spite of this limited freedom, it is free itself to pull the wagon, or be dragged along by it. The same is true of man.” (Leo Tolstoy)
Recently I have learned that people can be highly effective if they do not allow themselves to make excuses for the bad situations in which they are.
What about you? Do you blame that which you cannot control for your personal setbacks? Or, do you make the choice to respond in a positive manner? Consider making the simple switch, to making positive choices to do that which will override your setbacks.