One in 40 Million Chance

Sometimes I think we get so caught up in our own little worlds that we forget to look at the bigger picture. But when I say “bigger picture” I don’t just mean take a step back in the job you’re doing or put yourself in somebody else’s shoes I mean the much bigger picture.

There is about a 1 in 40 Million chance that you were even born.

No joke…look it up if you don’t believe me. Scientists ran some massive numbers and calculated that the combined probability of your parents meeting and then doing what needed to be done to bring you into creation is approximately 1 in 40 Million. Now that number gets even bigger when you factor in different genetic sequencing and the fact that your ancestors reproduced so many times to get your family tree to where it is but let’s, for simplicity’s sake, stick with the 1 in 40 Million chance.


So if there’s a 1 in 40 Million chance that you today are even alive, well you’re already winning. But if you are taking that 1 in 40 Million chance that you’ve been gifted and wasting it, spending your time being self-destructive, wasting your time in general, wasting your energy on the wrong people, wasting your 1 in 40 Million chance…why?


Why would you want to waste the greatest opportunity of all, the opportunity to be able to open your eyes and see the sunlight, the opportunity to breathe fresh air, the opportunity to hear the wind through the trees. Now yes that does sound very very sappy, but that’s the opportunity that you’ve been given. The opportunity of life.


So if I can impress only one thing on you through this article it would be to not waste this incredible opportunity of life, because I tell you what, it’s an opportunity you’ll never get again and none of us are getting out of it alive.


Jacob Carlile



Jacob Carlile is a young entrepreneur, innovator and investor. Growing up in his family’s business at Qld Hot Property in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Jacob learnt what it takes to be successful and how to put in the hard work now so that you can enjoy the benefits in the future.


Jacob now works in the finance industry focusing on developing personalised financial plans to assist people in growing their wealth, knowledge and developing strategies for the long term.


Jacob has a passion for business from marketing, to sales, to crunching the numbers and hopes through his study of business and those who drive success within the business environment to help shape the future of successful businesses within Australia and across the globe.

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