It begins With You

Sometimes it is difficult to realize our own prejudices and own up to their existence. Admitting there is a problem is the first step to recovery – Thomas Hodge

Everything you have ever wanted in life takes effort. From fulfilling your dreams,enriching your family life,healing relationships and so on. You may need to give up the illusion that life should be comfortable.

Finance and Investment author,Charles B.Carlson said, “You are successful the moment you start moving towards a worthwhile goal.The truth is,life is difficult. To overcome its challenges, you must exercise and strenghten those muscles that produce tenacity,passion,and persistence.”

Be careful what you pursue or you may end up being controlled by your lifestyle,buried under an avalanche of debt. It is much better to live a balanced life,a life based on your most important values. This is the secret to experiencing joy and meaning in everyday.

It took me several years to actually understand that I have the power to become who I wanted to be in life. It actually begins with me.I had locked myself in the prison of self-pity and blame-games.

A particular scenario was when I completed my university degree and was expecting my mom to assist me in talking to her friends to get a job since most of them were influential. But she uttered a statement that transformed my mindset almost immediately. She said, “Eliza, you have always been a strong girl. You must always believe in your self and put your trust in God.Let your help come from Him and not by your effort. I have met with these people on several occassions before you brought the issue up but none of them could come up with anything concrete. ‘Just hold on’ is all they mutter.” That was it for me,those lines hit me and I promised her I was going to vanquish any critical voice of judgement and accept all that I am with compassion.
Today,my story is different because I was deliberate in effecting the change I needed in life by taking actions and not hoping that the life I desired will happen overnight.It means creating new ideas and then acting on them.

Your life is on a mission,You cannot let go of your freedom of choice in any given moment. Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: The last of the human freedom-To choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances,to choose one’s own way. You are what you made out of life. Remember,it begins with you.

You cannot move forward if you are always looking back. You must unchain yourself from past issues and heal what is broken.

American Business man,Jim Rohn,puts it this way, “Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of health.Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.”

You don’t have to see the whole staircase,just take the steps-Martin Luther King