Hopefully you checked out the discussion on the last post. Some great discussion going on there. To continue the thought, your circumstances don’t make you. They reveal you. They give you a choice.
Two brothers grow up in the same home. One becomes a successful family man and business leader, the other is homeless. What is the difference?
The way they each chose to respond to their circumstances.
We can make a similar argument for the environment. Truth is, it makes sense to place yourself in the best possible environment. If you’re hanging out in bars with professional victims, it’s easier for you to slide down that slope. Yet you don’t have to. Because it is a choice.
Going back to James Allen, he said, “A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.”
Are you giving your power away to your boss, the economy, government, or some other circumstances? Or do you consciously choose your thoughts and thus shape your own circumstances?