Let’s not get confused what a “given” is in life.
It’s something that cannot be changed such as, I am a male with green eyes as the youngest of five kids (And no, I’m not going to get into that).
Just because something has been a certain way for a long time – even decades, doesn’t mean it’s a “given” and cannot be changed.
If you have never been in shape/fit for your entire life, doesn’t mean you can’t change that. Or even if you are uneducated, or never having an abundance of money.
All of these elements in our lives are not “givens.” These are results from the daily habits we have chosen to do and get used to.
Once we decide we want to change something in our lives and we begin to change what habit we form on a daily basis, we begin to point our compass in a new direction. One that takes us to the desired outcome of what we want.
After all, we are what we do on a daily basis.