Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.–Franklin D. Roosevelt
So many people leave things up to “fate”, in other words they let things happen without coming to the realization that they are the masters or designers of their own fate! It bothers me when I hear people blame their situation on others in their lives! “well, I am this way because of my parents”, “I wouldn’t be in this situation if it weren’t for my husband/wife” etc..
Of course “life happens”, things do come about in our lives that cause us to make decisions and sometimes they are not easy decisions at that. But usually the things that do “happen to us” are in direct response to decisions that we have made in the past. It is important to realize that to every action there is a reaction and we will attract to ourselves the results that we ourselves have put into motion (or may not have put into motion).
It is all too convenient to blame others for the situations that we find ourselves in when all along we have a great deal to do with the predicament that we find ourselves in. We all want to be “right” or at least “righer” than the next guy and it helps us to convince ourselves that we are just a tad bit better than anyone else and of course we don’t deserve what we have gotten ourselves into. But really, if you want things to get better, then it would be best to grab a hold of the helm and steer the ship in a different direction, or at least away from the rocks!
If you sit around and cry in your soup about your lot in life, well think about this. Imagine you were raised in an abusive home, you are a black American in Tennessee and a female at that! You could deduct that you are so unfortunate and that there simply is no hope for you and your “fate” is surely sealed and decided at birth, you will have a terrible life ahead of you! Well, I just described to you Oprah Winfrey! One of the most, if not the most successful women in America! She didn’t just sit back and accept her “fate” to decide for her, she took ahold of the helm and steered her ship into the deep and exciting waters where there are no limits to what she can do!
So don’t allow your mind to talk you into defeat! You were born to succeed regardless of your circumstances! It is up to you to steer your ship in the right direction, so take a hold of the helm!