I just started reading Die Empty by Todd Henry. Here’s a quote from early in the book that ties in with a lot of other things I’ve been working on and thinking about. From page 9:

Waiting for permission to act is the easy way out. Everyone has to play the hand they’re dealt. This means you can’t make a habit of pointing fingers, blaming others, or complaining. As painful as it can be, unfairness is baked into every aspect of life, and to make a contribution and empty yourself of your potential, you have to come to terms with it and refuse to be a victim.