“New Year – a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story ? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.”
― Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe
I will keep this post brief. The choices we make, whether proactive or reactive, set a chain of reactions and events in motion. How we act (or don’t act) and what we say (or don’t say) will play a pivotal role in how we engage with others and in what we hope to achieve in life. Sometimes we find excuses for our own inertia or our bad choices. We play the blame game: “It’s his/her fault that this happened, not mine.” In some instances, this is correct. But they’re the exception, rather than the rule.
Let’s face it, there are times that bad things happen. And it’s no one’s fault. But it’s how we handle the hard times, the tragedies and disasters that determines our forward path. The person who deals with hardship with humility, integrity and grace is the person who will likely also use every life experience – be it good or bad – as a lesson to learn from. True wisdom is hard-earned.
So let 2017 be the year we, each of us, write our own life story. Let’s hold ourselves accountable for our actions and our words.
Let the first chapter begin.