I opened an email this morning – one that had been sitting in my inbox most of the weekend as I tried to take a good portion of the weekend off from the computer – and thought long and hard. As a lot of circumstances have made me stop and think or stop and breathe or stop and enjoy what is going on around me, this emailed quote stopped me in my tracks.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.
– George Bernard Shaw, playwright
Now that we are enjoying the present and being in the here and now, we need to apply this to creating our own life. Just one word of caution, you cannot control another so you need to create your own life with items you can control.
Another part of the same email included the words below.
It’s natural to feel powerless and give up in the face of hardships, but complaining and blaming do nothing except prevent action. Without positive action, you’re giving up your power and asking for more of the same–a world you did not create. Where you start may not be your fault, but the course you run is still your choosing.
So, now that you know that life is a race and you have to run it whether you want to or not, go out there and pick your course and create your own life.