You must do the things you think you cannot do.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt

 

   

The MONTHLY Motivator - December 2007

Your special life

In all of history there has never been another person exactly like you. You are special, with your own unique gifts to contribute, your own valuable perspective, your own set of thoughts, opinions, experiences, skills and interests.

You’ve spent your whole life becoming the person you are right now. Today is the culmination of that effort. Everything you have accomplished, everything you have learned, every joy and disappointment, every experience has led you to where you are at this moment. It is all a part of you and it is unmatched by anyone.

Consider for a moment the most famous, most accomplished person you can think of, and realize that you are just as unique, just as special, just as full of positive possibilities as that person. Perhaps in the past you have envied that person. But there is no reason for envy. The very same level of accomplishment you admire in that person, or an even higher level, is also available to you.

Do you find that difficult to believe? Do you think that other people have the “lucky breaks” and you get stuck with situations that hold you back? The fact is, the situations themselves are not what matter. What matters is the way you respond to those situations. That can make all the difference in the world. History is full of examples showing over and over again that the response matters much more than the situation.


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—Ralph Marston