Good morning beautiful people. I am back with another Motivational Monday post for you all.
“You are a product of your decisions, not your circumstances.”
We like to play the victim, don’t we? We sure can be petty sometimes.
“It’s not my fault my dad doesn’t want anything to do with me”. “I didn’t ask to be born into this family”. “I can’t help that we live in this rundown area”.
Sound familiar? If not, I’m sure there’s been a time when you’ve complained about something that you can’t change, which is just as bad as the examples above.
It’s not because you were born into a poor family that you have to be poor for the rest of your life, or because you live in an area where people don’t make anything of themselves in life, that you have to be another statistic. Its not because you don’t look like her that you can’t have just as much of an impact as she does, and then some.
Why can’t you be the one who decides to make the difference? The key word is decide. You choose to do you, whether doing you is starting up a successful business, buckling down and getting that First degree, or giving in to peer pressure, getting involved with the wrong crowd and doing illegal things to make quick money. Either way, you can’t complain later on because you chose to do you, abi (meaning ‘isn’t it’, ‘yes’ or ‘right’ in Yoruba)?
Let’s just hope that the decisions you make get you somewhere in life, so you can be proud that you didn’t allow the circumstances to shape you.
Have a wonderful day.