There are certain things in life that no one can take away from you – hope, integrity, education, self-worth, self-discipline, or character. No matter the obstacles or the detractors, there is no one or no thing that has more say so in your development other than you!
As many have seen, the livelihood of several professional athletes has been stripped away and/or put in jeopardy over the last few weeks. A life they worked for from the time they could walk until it materialized, these men gave their all and positioned themselves to reap the fruits of their labor. How little did they know that in the blink of an eye, it would be all snatched away. It is one thing to have an injury derail your career, but when it stems from behavior that could have been prevented, self-inflicted, that is when circumstances start controlling your life instead of you controlling your circumstances.
Learn from others’ mistakes and stop letting everyone else dictate your life. Look at the picture above, it speaks volumes. As long as you continue to let others hold the pen, they will continue to write the story they see for your life, and that is where you lose all power. Today is the day to take back control and start acting as your own scribe. The life you seek is at the tip of your fingertips and all you need to do is start penning your memoirs.
Your life is filled with so many endless possibilities, but what is certain is that we each one, you have an opportunity to formulate the life you seek. Our paths may be different, our journeys longer, but no matter the road we travel, we all have the ability to reach our destiny. Hope is eternal, integrity is a choice, self-worth and self-discipline are innate traits, and character is the lasting impression. How will the story of your life read and who will be the author?
Where others have faltered, you can learn, and the quicker you do, the better off you will be. It is very cliché, but there is truth in the statement, “you are the captain of your ship.” “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach me destination.” ~ Unknown