“Planes are built for flying. Ships are built for sailing. Houses are built for living.
And man, too, was built for purpose.
He was designed for accomplishment, he’s engineered for success, he’s endowed with the seeds of greatness, and the greatest danger we as human beings have is when we do not do anything at all.”–Zig Ziglar
One of the most perverse mindsets is that of thinking that there’s always something else or someone else to blame. They think that someone’s supposed to come into their lives and give them everything they ever wanted.
They wish and they wish and they wish their lives away.
They give up their power, because they don’t realize this simple thing: their fate does not lie in the stars, but in themselves.
You do not get to figure out who you are, but rather build it. A life is not to be discovered, it’s not an archaeological dig. It’s an architectural build.
You design yourself.
But it’s tough. I know it is.
We are both the sculptor and the marble. It’s painful. Being the master of your own destiny. That’s why most people give up their power.
We’re all self-made, but only the successful ever admit it.
And I believe that we all must carry the world on our shoulders, because that’s where it belongs. We all must face the consequences of our actions, we must all admit failure, but never accept defeat.
Life can destroy us, but we must never allow ourselves to be defeated by thinking that there’s someone else to blame.
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars / But in ourselves, that we are underlings.” – William Shakespeare