There are always things that are beyond your control. One can always deal with them by taking everything in stride without having to be brought low. Reacting positively is a good thing to nurture in one’s character. Your attitude is the one thing you have control over. It can be the deciding factor for you to come out on top of every situation.
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou
Going through a challenging time?
Let this week’s Shareable Image motivate, encourage and uplift you.
This is the positive message that Robert H. Schuller wants to impart in his book titled the same. This is practical advice in building a positive self-image by not letting dire circumstances get the better of oneself.
The courage that counts. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill A Churchillism attributed to Winston Churchill for his relentless energy in getting things done. With his experience in peace and war, he understood the need for getting things done and keeping them that way. “Keep buggering on” or KBO is how he ended almost every phone call. It aptly describes this attitude.
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – Inspirational words from J.K. Rowling on how she dealt with hitting rock bottom, which resulted in the creation of the successful Harry Potter book series with worldwide-following that boasts of movies met with multi-million dollar world-wide box-office success, toys and hundreds of Harry Potter fan memorabilia.
“Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – Louise Hay
This can mean different things to different people. When someone who projects a negative feeling of self-worth makes a 180 and finally has a sense of self-worth, the miracle can be how people also do the same and treat him right. Or it could mean that with loving oneself enough, even in the most hopeless circumstance this love can find ways for you to have the courage to hope even when circumstance dictates otherwise.
“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” –Moliere
Words from Booker T. Washington can be the most apt way of explaining this- that it is by the obstacles that one has to overcome while trying to succeed is by which success is to be measured. Overcoming great hardship gives it much more value than an easy victory.
“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it”.- Moliere