26 July 2005

Master or Wallower?

"Your situation is exactly what you make it, or allow it to be."

Most everyone nods at the wisdom in that statement...and yet most people absolutely refuse to accept that same wisdom as applying to their lives. The obstacle is fear of responsibility: fear that by accepting the inherent Truth of these words, one will have to face the undeniable fact that what one has--or lacks--is entirely due to one's own decisions and actions.

Maybe a more positive slant would make the same Truth more palatable:

"If it is to be it is up to me."

Nothing The Jenius or anyone else says will make you accept this Truth. You either do, and join the minority that acts as Masters of their Destiny, or you don't, and wallow in the storm-tossed misery of the aimless.

Rates and prices rising? Masters plan and act to reduce their costs, increase their income and adapt. Wallowers bitch and moan, screeching for relief.

Jobs becoming scarce? Masters learn new skills and seek new opportunities. Wallowers wail and pretend they aren't expecting handouts.

The country seems to be sliding into a bleaker future? Masters roll up their sleeves and get to work. Wallowers spend their days in a limbo of gossip and then rake with envious prattle the success of the Masters.

Masters look at the world and strive to understand its reality, then seek to make it what it can be. Wallowers squint at the world, avoid thinking, react like mindless animals to stimuli and seek to avoid the painful ones. Masters create comfort; wallowers wait for it. Masters act; wallowers think they do.

"Your situation is exactly what you make it, or allow it to be."

"If it is to be it is up to me."

You don't need much more than that to make a profound difference in your life...and in Our Future.

The Jenius Has Spoken.

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