It’s easy to believe the idea that you are not responsible for what happens to you.
It’s much harder to own up to the fact that you are making choices every instant that determines your future.
Jim Rohn has said, “Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.”
If someone or something outside of you is responsible for your health, you won’t do everything in your power to be healthy.
If someone of something outside of you is responsible for you and yours, you won’t do everything in your power to provide for your family.
If someone or something outside of you is responsible for your future, then like most people, you will be the product of external circumstances.
“Have I done any good in the world today? Have I helped anyone in need? Have I cheered up the sad and made someone feel glad? If not, I have failed indeed. There are chances for work all around just now, Opportunities right in our way. Do not let them pass by, saying, “Sometime I’ll try,” But go and do something today.”
You must believe YOU ARE IN CONTROL of what happens to you.
You must believe in YOUR OWN ABILITY to make things happen.
You must believe you, and only you, are RESPONSIBLE for the choices you make
You must have HOPE that what you seek will come about.
[Edited from B. P Hardy]