Ever look at someone’s life with envy and comparison?
“Look at the word responsibility – ‘RESPONSE-ABILITY’- the ability to choose your response.” – Stephen Covey, Seven Habits
We, however, vary greatly in our responses. Some of us feel sorry, give up, and/or blame others. Others of us think to ourselves – “I can do that too!” I think most of us fall in the middle somewhere, depending on the day and other circumstances.
But here are some simple and profound truths that we must embrace if we are to live productive lives:
Every single one of us on this planet is human (unless alien life is otherwise proven).
We ALL get up in the morning and put our pants on one leg at a time.
We ALL have 24 hours a day.
We ALL have emotional challenges.
We ALL have days where we want to give up.
We ALL have dreams.
We ALL have a choice how we’re going to spend today. And before you accuse me of wearing rose-colored glasses…I get that you may feel like you don’t have a choice. You ‘have to’ go to work. You ‘have to’ take care of an ailing parent. HOWEVER, much of our day is spent in our head. While you cannot control the outside environment – you absolutely can harness that mind of yours.
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
And the most important thing I want to pass on today – those you see online – the experts? They are only ahead of you on the journey – not better than you. They have something to teach, to share, to encourage. And you are ahead of someone else – look back and lend a hand to them.
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