“There can be no true living without the red blood of courage; it is never in what we bear but in how we bear it. Without courage we are but feeble slaves of condition, accepting life dumbly and with cowardly resignation in all that it may bring of good or ill. It is the steady glow of moral heroism in the dull round of daily duties that counts most, not the spectacular showing on some great occasion.” ~ William George Jordan
I’ve long maintained that great people are made so because of their ability to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Everything that comes to you is not the result of your doing. That said, there is no value in bemoaning your fate, blaming humanity or the gods or feeling yourself a victim of circumstance. At the end of the day it’s not what happens to you that counts, it’s how you handle what happens.