As Thanksgiving Day is upon us here in the United States, I think we’ve forgotten to give thanks for the life that is us. In all of humankind, never has there been anyone like you. I wouldn’t even want to think about the odds of you even being here. In fact, many resources and people have attempted to answer that very question.
I’ve heard that the odds of any us being is about 400 trillion. That is 4 times 100,000,000,000,000. One Harvard expert by the name of Ali Binazir calculated that the odds of you existing if we were to go back to the very beginning of Homo Sapiens is 1 in 102,685,000!!! Here’s an infographic based on his calculations:
That is freaking scary to think about! You are so remarkable to be here right now it is hard to fathom. And yet, despite the odds… YOU EXIST!!! Heck, all the atoms in the known universe is 10 80. It would be easier to put a blindfold on you and send you out into the world and find a very specific grain of sand where only one exists than it would be to have you exist (and that grain of sand may be at the bottom of the ocean or at the Earth’s core).
It is so much easier to get famous or become the President of the United States or the richest person ever than it is for you to exist. You think that you can’t become what you’ve dreamed about? Well, you can. You’ve already beat such high odds that anything you do now is petty by comparison. Anything that you can possibly dream is simply minor. If you’re reading this, give yourself a hug and a thanks! I mean it.
So you celebrate tomorrow, celebrate you. Celebrate that somewhere back on your ancestor’s timeline, somehow it led to you being created. You have no right to give your life its best effort. Since such astronomical odds were needed to create you, then each day you need to embrace your life. Live it to its fullest. Excellence counts. Don’t throw it away by being less than, because you’re not.
Get out now. Live your dreams. You were meant for so much more than you believe. So believe big and take action. Gut it out when you do. And keep going. Never in the history of the Universe has there been anyone like you. NEVER!
Thanks for taking the time to read this and I am lucky that YOU did! Happy Thanksgiving!
America’s #1 Mind-Body Transformation Expert and author of Mind Your Own Fitness