Would you like to know the secret of life?
Down through the years, there have been many stories and anecdotes about
people who are searching for the secret of life. The secret of life,
according to the well-known psychiatrist, Dr. David Viscott, is that there
is no secret. I agree.
It's hard work, determination, and effective thinking backed up by
persistent action that brings you success in life, not any magic lamp or
winning lottery ticket.
I'll bet you knew that all along, didn't you? I'll bet you also know that
the purpose of life is to discover and develop your own unique gifts,
whatever they may be, and that the meaning of life comes from sharing your
gifts with others.
Pretty simple, huh? And the key to all this, the glue that holds it
together and allows you to create something truly wonderful, is
accountability, or responsibility... if you prefer.
While it's true that many things that have happened to you are not your
fault, you didn't cause them, in every case you chose to react in your own
way. Of course, accepting responsibility for your reactions to events
means you have to stop blaming others for your problems, but it also
empowers you to change what you need to change and move on.
After all, in the words of the Swahili saying, "It is not what name others
call you that matters, but what name you respond to that truly determines
who you are."
Just a little saying to help keep us going!! :)