keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent.
~William Ellery Channing, 1838
Life throws some pretty bad stuff at us, it's not easy for anyone. It's out of your control.
You do have a choice everyday...sometimes that choice involves any of the following empowering steps:
- Ask for help
- Accept assistance from others
- Get informed
- Take a step to distance yourself from people, places or situations that are not to your benefit.
- Recognize and accept past error(s) as valuable lessons for the future, not a failure dictating who you are and will be.
- This may be cliche to many but--it makes a difference in reality--Be a positive influence on yourself..say something positive everyday, build yourself up. Your mind believes what you tell it..and your body reacts to that message.