Updated: Nov 11, 2020
... which is the contrary of "We are a product of our environment."
There are too many examples around us of people who grew up in an unfavourable environment and were able to turn their life around.
➤ Maybe your family has always been poor? You can increase the expectations of yourself and find ways to do better and erase poverty from your future.
➤ Maybe your parents got divorced? You had a front-row ticket on what doesn't work, and you can now decide to choose better when it comes to your mate.
➤ Maybe you had a crappy boss? You have a chance to do better once you are in a leadership position and positively impact your people.
If you were brought up in a favourable environment and had examples of healthy relationships and amazing bosses:
Well, the expectation for yourself could be to continue this legacy.