Victim vs. Victor
Victims want more luck. Victors want more hours in a day. Victims show up late because the roads were bad. Victors leave early to give themselves plenty of time to get there. Victims hope, want, and wish. Victors set goals, plan, and achieve.
Victims have their days ruined by someone else. Victors make someone else’s day better.
Victims have (and find) reasons they can’t get things done. Victors have (and find) reasons to make things happen.
Victims let the world happen to them. Victors happen to the world.
Victori spolia ire. To the victor go the spoils.