The quote today comes from William Arthur Ward, who says:-
“We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them.”
More and more, as I look around me on a daily basis, and I see the challenges that we as South Africans have to face in order to live, to work, to be safe – I understand that choices have to be made in order for us to even meet the day.
Sure, there is a lot of negativity that is going around. People whining and whining, wringing their hands and crying “woe is me”, but look around you – I mean really, really look and you will see many, who against all odds are making a good living.
Why is that do you think? Well because they have chosen to. They have made the right choices and instead of wasting their time and energy on the negative in the situation and “I can’t” mentality, they have turned it around in their lives and made it into an “I can” situation.
We are our own biggest stumbling block, we can be our own mountains to climb or head up our own negative fan club, or we can get on with the business of living life. We can stand in front of the brick wall and cry because there is no doorway to go through or we can walk around it, climb up over it, tunnel under it or simply build our own doorway.
Please believe me, that once we have shown them the way – the crying masses will try and follow, so why wait in line for someone else to do it for you?
I’m off to live my life – what are you doing with yours?