Life is indeed a gamble, the ultimate game of chance, based purely upon having the ability to make the right choices at the right time. You never win or lose in life if you realise it is all just for the experience. Learn to create your own destiny, don't wait to see what fate throws your way.
The beliefs you hold strongly in your mind will become your dreams and in time become your reality.
Does your reality match your expectations? If not it's time to change either your expectations or your reality.
Time has been given to us as a sacred covenant, that if wasted will haunt us throughout eternity, in the form of regret
Don't be blown around by the winds of time, avoid being a creature of circumstance.
There is a time to react and a time to accept