It is our choice to let fortune control us, or we control how we spend our fortune. We can use our status to spread love and joy or spread hate and anger. We can bring peace where there is no peace. We can bring hope where there is no hope. We can bring understanding where there is no understanding. We can bring fairness and justice where there is no justice.
I believe money is not the root of evil; it is what we do with money. It is the person behind the money or fortune. Sooner or later, we have to deal with our own issues or “skeletons” in the closet.
“Circumstance does not make the man; it revelas him to himself”-Napoleon Hill
Enthusiasm about life is what keeps me going in the mist of growing pains. I am so thankful for life and the opportunities to be the best that I can be.
I believe that we all have missions here on earth. We are here to serve each other, and it is easy to become distracted by all the drama. However, it takes great character, integrity, and moral/ethical strength to look past all the drama and see the similarities that we all have and not focus so much on the differences. Yes. we are all unique, and that is one out of a million plus things that makes life so interesting.
You never know how long you will be here on earth.
One conundrum that I often face is helping others to see that it is possible to achieve their goals. Once individuals see that achieving their goals is possible, their imaginary lid of “limited possibilities” comes off. Tasks become easier to complete and are completed in a timely fashion. It is amazing how much more effective we are once we have faith in our abilities. We no longer make excuses for what we did not accomplish and set achievable, realistic, and timely goals. We find creative means to balance family life, personal time, school, and work.
Until we make something a priority in our life, it will not be a priority.
“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.”
― Stephen R. Covey
“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe