“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 from 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.

“If only…”

“I wish…”

“I could…”

“I should…”

Some people have problems, and they think that they shouldn’t have any problems. Others 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 every 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.


5 thoughts on “Self-made

  1. Excellent post Cristian and so very true – life comes down always to choice. we choose to be the people we are – sure there are those who will always find obstacles, hidden walls that prevent them from crossing bridges or jumping hurdles.

    We can all be guilty of procrastination it’s a choice. to choose, or not to choose that is the choice, that is our choice.

    Had a conversation the other day about veganism with someone, who said he couldn’t become a vegan, it wouldn’t be right – l said well it’s your personal choice to be or not to be, he came back and said NO society was to blame.

    I answered no, society isn’t to blame for your personal choices, that’s down to you. society is guilty of many things, but reflectively, how you proceed or choose not to proceed with personal choices is nothing but your CHOICE.

    People can find any amount of issue to stop them doing what we/they want – but it always comes down to choice, you choose to believe or you don’t.

    This is not saying that at times we don’t have a choice, because on occasion, we don’t, but still we have to make a decision and choose what is best for us. On the occasions when l don’t have a choice, l still try and choose the best from sometimes the worst.

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  2. Greatness also at times comes from desperation. Think about it from the greatest athletes, entertainers, scientist, engineers, educators, attorneys, etc. People from the bottom are forced to be creative because it’s their only way out. When you are born at the top, most of these people don’t become great because they don’t have that edge like someone with little to their name. Adversity builds you up; having your back against the wall, forced to be great.

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