Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts.
Are you waiting for the world to hand you that "piece of the pie" or are you out there slicing it yourself? Are you waiting for a job offer to come to you or are you making calls and networking and getting your name out there? Are you laying in bed waiting for someone to feel sorry for you or are you changing your attitiude, jumping out of bed and saying, "I'm going to make this a great day"?
Are you trying to make changes in your life and making sure those changes benefit others or are you only looking out for yourself? What kind of contribution are you making to the world today? What contribution are you making to your family, your community, your employer today? Are you giving them your best effort or just getting by?
I know I don't give my best effort to my family or to others every day. But, I have truly tried to make changes toward my attitude, my time, my efforts, and my relationships. It is a work in progess, but I want my "footprint" on the world to be beneficial and giving, not so much taking.