At birth we were given a blank book in which we get to write our life’s story. We are the authors of that book and we can make it an epic story or a tale of crushed hopes and frustrations. whether we like it or not, we will write that book. every page represents a day. once that page is written, we can’t go back and edit it. that page will stand there for eternity.
That’s an awesome responsibility. The quality of our life depends on it. that book will be our final legacy. it can be a beautiful monument or the shadow of what it could have been. When, in the winter of our journey on Planet Earth, we reread that book, it can fill us with pride and satisfaction or it can be a source of regrets and misgivings.
No one knows how many pages are left in our book but there is something that we should aware off. that is the fact that the last chapters can drastically alter the tone of the entire book. it is never too late to change the course of the story presented.
In our book, just as is the case in most books that we’ve ever read, the epilogue is the most important part of the story. it does not matter what the hero of the book has done or gone through that really matter. what does really matter is what that hero eventually becomes.
A scoundrel can turn into an angel and loafer can turn into a mover and shaker. A proverbial victim of circumstances can turn into a charismatic leader and a silent spectator can turn into the parade leader.
It is our book. We are the authors. We get to choose how the story will turn out. So long as there are pages left, anything is possible. We can still write a book that we will be proud off.
Great people are not born. They are made. They are people who took control of their lives and of their destinies. They had the courage and the wherewithal to stand up and be counted. most of what they did was not exceptional but what they did was done exceptionally well.
That is an option that is available to every one of us. We are not the result of circumstance; we are the creator of circumstances in that we get to choose what those circumstances mean to us. what is a stumbling block for one person is a stepping-stone for another.
Often we may be tempted think that we are inconsequential, unimportant, that we don’t matter much. There is no such thing as an unimportant person. just as a butterfly that flutters its wings can cause a hurricane on the other side of the world, a word that we say or an action that we perform can dramatically change someone’s life or even alter the course of mankind.
Every word that we say and every gesture that we make can cause a ripple effect that will affect, positively or negatively, those that we touch. it is our book, it is our life; we get to write it. We can make it a formidable book of inspiration or a manual on ways to waste a life.
A good way to start the day is by asking ourselves the questions, what will I write in today’s page? will this first day of the rest of my life be an epic, world changing day, or will I spend it feeling sorry for myself?
It is the answer to those daily questions that will determine the quality or our book and by the same token, the quality of our life. We are the authors; we get to write and to decide.