Circumstance Is A Weak Choice

“That’s life” is one alibi that I hate hearing the most in times when I know that can’t be just it. I know that it can be a very realistic insight that I, myself, even accept once in a while. But many times, I notice that people say that just because they are taking the defeatist’s way out. They don’t want to make an effort anymore and use this excuse…

This is a good piece that I read and thought of reblogging. I have never forgotten about reblogging this, and now that I have re-read it, the more I see the importance of the message in my life these days. Hope you guys read it, too. Justine is a really good writer, methinks.

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Scenic view or septic tank? Your choice. Scenic view or septic tank? Your choice.

“I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Here is my blanket statement of the day. There are two kinds of people in this world…people who embrace choice and people who don’t. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about this differentiation. I know many people who live their lives through the filter of circumstance. Things happen to them. They are firmly locked into the victim mindset, unable to let go of what is now in the past. Life has been unfair to them, and life has made them unhappy. But life is unfair to everyone in one way or another, and this is where choice comes in. When something unwelcome happens to you, you unexpectedly lose your job or your child or your home, for example, that is circumstance. How you deal with circumstance is choice…

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