“We are all self-made, but only the successful will admit it.” — Earl Nightingale
Do you ever stop to think about what makes us special? What makes us…us?
Then, do you ever wonder what can possibly make some people great?
What is greatness? Or talent? Or success?
The answer is simple. The mind. How it works, how it finds answers and solutions.
Focus on everything that you don’t have, worry about the future…remember all that you have lost…
You get the idea.
The mind has its story. It’s what makes you different than anyone else who’s ever lived.
But you can change it.
Simple? Yes. Easy? No, not really.
We’re all self-made. From the money we make to the people whose lives we’ve influenced.
We build ourselves. With the help of others, or against them.
Some people have problems, and they think that we should have problems. Or feel anything but sheer, utter bliss all the time.
Some people think of themselves as broken beyond repair.
Most people, including myself, never see the opportunity that hides behind the inconsolable fact of being alive. The terror of pain and suffering.
As long as we live, there’s hope.
Simple as that.
We can focus on all that’s wrong in the world and be miserable or we can try to improve evey day.
It’s no wonder that the ones this world almost destroys are the ones who save it.
What doesn’t kill you…either makes you stronger or makes you wish it did.
The choice is yours.
It always was.
Always will be.