A man comes to America from Europe searching for a new life.  One day, he walked into a cafeteria in New York City to get something to eat.  He sat down at an empty table and waited for someone to take his order.  He waited for about 20 minutes and of course, nobody ever came.

Finally, a man with a tray full of food sat across from him and told him how things work: “Start at the end, and just go along and pick out what you want.  At the other end, they’ll all tell you how much you have to pay for it”.

20 years later, the man who came to America now tells his children “You see! that is how everything works in America.  You can get anything you want as long as you’re willing to pay the price.  You can even get success.  But you’ll never get it if you wait for someone to bring it to you.  You have to get up and get it yourself!! —  Story from The Chicken Soup for the Heart and Soul

I love this story because is true.  In life, you get what you are willing to work for and also you get what you think you are worthy of having.