“Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny...
***It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required. ~~ Sir Winston Churchill
"being empowered" means never playing the victim, because victims are "powerless".
Is it possible to create our own destiny? Answering "Yes" means that there is something deep inside each of us that determines our direction in life. Are we powerless to affect what becomes of us or is there a way to get that golden ring? that pot of gold? Your dreams are what you were meant to be; your life is what you settle for.
It's easy to play the victim because then someone/something outside of us is in control and we are just a puppet with someone/something else pulling the strings. We have a ready-made excuse and we know how to use it well. This would be a good exercise for journaling - what excuses do you use? This along with the forgiveness exercise a couple of posts ago would make a good method of reflecting on and coming to terms with our innermost self.
What destiny are you and I creating for ourselves? I heard it once said that we choose how we are going to die. That's true to a great extent. Based on what we do today will death be delayed or hastened?