Life is What You Make it

Life is what you make it. . . .  Just sit back and think about that for a moment. Life is what you make it. The choices you make today—impact who will be tomorrow. The habits, the decisions, the people who you choose to hang out with, molds you into the person who you will be. That is why you must be careful of what you choose, for it’s easier to fix a problem when it’s but a seed, instead of trying to cut down a tree that it could grow into.

That’s another thing about life, it’s easy to fail and hard to succeed. Why do you think that’s it’s so rare and extraordinary to see someone become great or achieve a dream? Everyone has the capability; however, few pursue it because it’s hard. It’s easy to forget a problem, instead of facing it. It easy to make a new friend, instead of solving a conflict with the friend you have. It’s easy to have sex now, but so hard to wait until marriage. But just because something is easy, does not mean that we should pursue it, for usually, instant gratification lasts but an instant, while gratification that is prolonged for days, months, years even, is far sweeter, and have farther reaching rewards.

Life is what you make it. You can create excuses that you’ll never succeed because you’re always being pushed down by others, but this is a lie. No, we can’t control what happens to us, but we do choose how it impacts us. No, we may not be able to stop others from laughing at us, telling us that we’re going to fail, but we choose to either listen to them, or rise beyond their expectations of us. And just because you make a mistake, does not mean that you should just give up and quit. We all make mistakes, and will make mistakes. There’s no way we can be perfect. (If there is let me know, I’m tired of failing.)

We all make mistakes, but don’t let them label you. Don’t let the goofs of yesterday hinder you from succeeding today. We all do things that we’re not proud of, don’t let anyone fool you that you’re the only one who fails.

You have the capability to succeed, the tools to prosper, so the question is—how will you use them?

Life is what you make it.


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