In 1998 microbiologist William B. Whitman at the University of Georgia estimated that there are five million trillion trillion or 5,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bacteria on Earth at any given time. All other life forms combined aren't even significant digits.
What are the possibilities of being human? Of being born human? Really ? Looking at the statistics you had more chance of coming into this Earth as a germ. Seriously.
If we step back a couple of steps things get even weirder. The closest planet with Earth like traits ( and thus a chance at having lifeforms similar to ourselves ) is called Kepler-186f and is located about 500 light-years from Earth. You could have been a worm on Kepler-186f for all we know.
But against the odds you won the biggest lottery ever : LIFE. You beat about 100 million sperm (thank you Google) to be conceived against a one in twenty chance that one time. One in twenty!
It gets better : It's been proven that the further back from your actual date of birth you go, the greater the mathematical probability of you not being born. You arrived right on time.
You're an anomaly. An anomaly with a purpose. Celebrate that.
We need to be reminded that we're unique, we're different, we're gifted and we're a BIG DEAL. Love, money, religion, war, disease, politics, poverty, famine - mauling over them can really get your mind spinning out of control. How about your boss? Is he/she the theme of your life? The car, the job, the piling debt?
You owe it to yourself to be selfish today. To step back, just a bit and consider how far you've come. To appreciate that even your own parents can't claim sole rights to your being here - no way, it's bigger than that.
So find that super power you were born with - we all have our unique one, help your fellow human species find theirs and live the life you always were meant to live. Celebrate your WIN today and never forget it !
No human being's a loser on planet Earth. No one.
Aren't we one heck of a long way from Kepler-186f?
The author, Jan Okonji is an entrepreneur, speaker, coach, and Founder of the Pan-African accelerator BGS – Business Growth Solutions.
Jan is passionate about helping employees transition safely into entrepreneurship whilst turning their great ideas into profitable businesses and has helped entrepreneurs collectively grow their revenue to over $ 10 Million in the course of running BGS.
Get in touch with him and book a personal session HERE