“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”
I have previously mentioned how much of an admirer of Stephen Covey’s work I am and today I am sharing some of his words with you. I believe it is not just the big decision but also the little decisions (throughout the day) that create our destiny and circumstances. I wonder what little decision you have deliberately made today with your future in mind not just the moment. Did you plant a tree to enjoy the shade in years to come, did you step away from the computer or study and spend some time baking cakes with family or maybe you took the long road home so you could enjoy some extra special time with a loved one?
Today I choose to be optimistic – to acknowledge my past and to step forward into the future with hope and confidence in my ability. To accept the faith that others have in my ability to be strong and capable and stand tall. There have been many people in my life who have helped and encouraged me to be where I am today.
Other people can usually see our faults and self-sabotage behaviours much easier than we can ourselves – sometimes it can be helpful to ask a good friend for just one suggestion on how they think you could improve your life and then take steps to do just that.
To those people who have helped me and given me suggestions in the past, I say ‘thank you’! I wish for you too dear reader, that you also would have someone in your day, someone special to give you a helping hand to step up and stand tall with courage.
Make good decisions my friend and create a life of contentment and well-being.