“A podium and a prison is each a place, one high and the other low, but in either place your freedom of choice can be maintained if you so wish.”Epictetus, Discourses, 2.6.25
What story are you telling yourself?
Are you telling yourself that you’re too poor? Too old? Too tired? Not clever enough? Not lucky enough? Victimised?
The story we tell ourselves is a choice. We’re free to tell ourselves a more useful one any time we choose.