Why are we who we are? Who’s responsible? 

Are we products of our environments? Our families? Our friends? Our possessions? Our choices? The situations we’re born into? Our inherited intelligence and tendencies? Our likeability? Our willingness or our willfulness? Who we know? Where we live? What we drive? Our luck or our lack of luck? What we choose to focus our energy on? Who we associate with?
 
No, ultimately, we are influenced by all of these, but none of them is the deciding factor.
 
We’re not responsible for the disabilities we’re handed at birth or by fate. We are responsible, however, for how we react to them. We are responsible for what we do with our disabilities and  with our abilities. Our most powerful ability is our ability to choose. It is our ability to choose our attitude.
 
We are products of the attitudes we choose. My attitude is my choice. I can choose to be a winner or a loser.
A loser chooses to see impossibilities. A winner chooses to see possibilities.
 
A winner chooses to:
 
  1. Accept the book they’ve been given.
  2. Believe they can write a happy ending.
  3. Care about others.
 
Like Hubert Humphrey said, it’s not what they take away from you that counts.  It’s what you do with what you have left. 

Why are we who we are? Who’s responsible? 

Are we products of our environments? Our families? Our friends? Our possessions? Our choices? The situations we’re born into? Our inherited intelligence and tendencies? Our likeability? Our willingness or our willfulness? Who we know? Where we live? What we drive? Our luck or our lack of luck? What we choose to focus our energy on? Who we associate with?
 
No, ultimately, we are influenced by all of these, but none of them is the deciding factor.
 
We’re not responsible for the disabilities we’re handed at birth or by fate. We are responsible, however, for how we react to them. We are responsible for what we do with our disabilities and  with our abilities. Our most powerful ability is our ability to choose. It is our ability to choose our attitude.
 
We are products of the attitudes we choose. My attitude is my choice. I can choose to be a winner or a loser.
A loser chooses to see impossibilities. A winner chooses to see possibilities.
 
A winner chooses to:
 
  1. Accept the book they’ve been given.
  2. Believe they can write a happy ending.
  3. Care about others.
 
Like Hubert Humphrey said, “it’s not what they take away from you that counts.  It’s what you do with what you have left.”