Plato once said, “Are you not ashamed that you give your attention to acquiring as much money as possible, and similarly with reputation and honor, and give no attention or thought to truth and understanding and the perfection of your soul.” We do not do that. We want other people to do it for us.
When we fail, we blame others. We do not take responsibility for our own lives. Look, whether you know it or not, whether you want to accept it or not, if you want things to get better for you, you have got to stop blaming other people for your own problem, for your own mistake, for your own failure. They are not responsible for your failure. You are responsible for where you are in your life.
“If you want to be successful in your life, you must take 100% responsibility for your life.”
So if you want things to change, you have got to change your mindset; you have got to start doing something new; you have got to start taking responsibility for your life. You are where you are because you never take responsibility for your life. You are where you are because you never work on yourself. You are where you are because you didn’t do what you were supposed to do to change your life. Instead, you were busy pleasing the people around you. You were busy living other people’s lives. You never take ownership of your own life.
“If your soul is not happy with you, you are not going to be happy with yourself.”
Look, if you cannot own your life, then why is it your life? Do not fear yourself. Do not fear your future. If you prepare for tomorrow, you will enjoy tomorrow. But if you ignore tomorrow, tomorrow will ignore you. You can change your life. You can change the direction of your life. To do that, you must understand your soul. It is important.
Remember, If your soul is not happy with you, you are not going to be happy with yourself. You are not going to be able to make peace with yourself if you are not willing to listen to your soul. When your soul is okay, you are okay. Just listen to your soul. Because you are not going to be successful if your soul is not happy with your goal. Focus on your soul. Understand it. And you will find success in your life.