Our success is ours to achieve. Consider the following.
“I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.” – William Henley (1849-1903) was an influential poet, critic and editor of the late-Victorian era in England.
Our lives are only as good as we decide to make them.
We should make short and long range plans and then follow them. Reviewing them as we go; adjusting and adapting. It is our karma and determination that decide our destiny, and this is our responsibility.
When things are not right we should not blame anyone, for that only avoids the problems that we created and that we must fix ourselves.
Let’s examine our own actions and decide how things will be.
“Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.” – Thomas Kempis (1380-1471) author of The Imitation of Christ, one of the most popular and best known Christian books on devotion.
We should make a special effort to be what we want to be, giving consideration to what others might wish of us. We must do our duties, complete our tasks, be kind and honest.
When there is the temptation for instant gratification that may be harmful to us or to others, we must resist. Consider the consequences to ourselves and others. Where there are injustices we must speak up.
“It is not alone what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.” – Moliere (1622-1673) was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature.
We are individuals and should do what we believe in, taking responsibility for our actions. A good critical look at ourselves is very helpful in determining what needs changing. It also gives us pause to be thankful for our accomplishments and blessings.
“Not in the clamor of the crowded street, Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, But in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.” – Henry Longfellow (1807-1882) was an American poet.