The Fairness of Life

The Fairness of Life

The Fairness of Life

The Fairness of Life

“I question the Fairness of Life,”  was what Carl said to me in a life coaching session a few days ago.  At times it does seem that life is not fair. Like Carl, I am sure you have had those thoughts more than once. I know I have. But I also them in a different way. Let me share my perspective with you about the fairness of life.

I’m sure at times that life not being fair, has worked out in your favor. You might have been born with some extraordinary athletic skills or some incredible musical skills, or an incredible intelligence or a perfect body. In that way, life not being fair, has actually worked in your favor. Or perhaps you are one of those people who is usually happy; I sure you know many lifetime sufferers.

The important thing is to not let your belief that life isn’t fair stop you from going for it and becoming the person you want to be. And as we have just said, in some situations life not being fair has actually worked in your favor.

Complaining about the unfairness of life doesn’t do you any good. A better strategy is to focus on your unique qualities and accept them as gifts and unique blessings. It could be a warmth that you naturally exude or an empathy, that you naturally share with others.

The many challenges that you have experienced along the way have helped you cultivate this warmth or empathy. These challenges have helped you grow and expand. They have helped you become resourceful and expanded your personal power.

Yes I know there is a great deal of injustice in the world. All you have to do is to look around and you’ll see it. You’ll all see much beauty and giving.  Being resentful or feeling short-changed gets in the way of your moving in the direction you want go in.

Don’t let these challenges stop you from smiling and living the life you want to live. Give yourself permission to be joyous.

You can still experience greatness. You can make what at one time you perceived as a disadvantage and limitation, as an opportunity for growth and transformation. See them become strengths and  manifestations of who you really are.

Make your life an exciting journey of discovery.

What a worthy adventure we are on. Our job is to enjoy it, to be ethical and to live life fully.

Journey On


“At times our own light goes out, and is reignited by the spark of another person.”

If you are curious to find out how Mark make a difference in your life both personally and professionally, you are invited to contact him at 415.453.5016 or email him at Be sure to visit his website at You can also have him design a program or training that will support your organization in creating and sustaining a more fulfilling and productive culture.

There is no better time than now. Make your life an exciting journey of discovery.  Mark Susnow is a life coach and strategist. Contact him now for your free strategy session.

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Until next time, Journey ON



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A young man, Buddy, just setting out in life encounters a mysterious “modern day mystic” who promises to help him tap into magical powers inside himself to attain a sense of inner freedom, and his soul’s purpose. An unexpected ‘road trip’ of the soul begins and Buddy is never the same.

The INSPIRE POSSIBILITY blog is dedicated to personal and professional development. Mark Susnow, is an executive-life coach and strategist who inspires others to believe in themselves and to experience more fulfillment and success in their lives.


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