Life is not about us; it is about other people. It is about how we treat other people. We don’t live for ourselves; we live for others.
Herbert Spencer said, “No one can be perfectly free till all are free; no one can be perfectly moral till all are moral; no one can be perfectly happy till all are happy.” Before you take any action, it is important to consider how your action is going to affect other people. Because we are together. We love life. We want to help other people, not to hurt them.
Remember that no one is free until everyone is free. You can free other people. You can do that by lifting other people up, by bringing out the best in other people. To bring out the best in other people, to bring out the best in ourselves, according to Henry Van Dyke, we must learn: “To think without confusion clearly; to love his fellow-men sincerely; to act from honest motives purely; to trust in God and Heaven securely.” If you can do that, you will be able to lift yourself and others up. It is not going to be easy, but you can handle it.
Robert Collier said, “If you don’t make things happen then things will happen to you.” You have what it takes to make things happen for you, not to you. It is important to make things happen, to make your dreams come true, to check where you are. To do that, you need to be honest with yourself. You need to tell yourself what you need to hear. If not, you will never grow.
“If you believe you can make things happen for you, you can.”
When it comes to your growth, you have what it takes to create the life you want for yourself. You can create your life. All you need to do is to tell yourself the truth. Don’t lie about where you are right now. Jim Stovall says, “The most destructive lies we ever tell are those we tell ourselves.” We lie to ourselves to cover our troubles. If you want to get to the next level, you must stop telling yourself lies. If you don’t stop, you will remain where you are.
To leave where you are, you must make things happen for you, not to you. You have what it takes to do it. You have what it takes to change your life. You are stronger, smarter, better than you think you are. All you need to make things happen for you is to determine where you want to go, what you want, and how to make things happen. And don’t forget to assess where you are right now. It is important. Because if you want to know yourself, you must have the courage to question yourself.
The right questions will give you the right answers. To face yourself, you must first believe that you can win. You must believe that you have what it takes to take the first step. It is the first step that separates the doers from the talkers.It is the first step that separates successful people from unsuccessful people. It is the first step that separates winners from losers. So if you want to make things happen for you, you must learn the act of taking the first step. It matters. Are you ready to take the first step?