Monday, February 17, 2014

Quote-A-Day: Day 48

It isn't so much who you are that is important, but rather, who you can become.

I'm a big believer in the fact that we create our own destinies.  And, bigger than that, we don't have to be the people we are currently; if we aren't happy with our current way of doing things we have the ability to change our own lives.

Granted, there is much and more at play when we improve our lives.  And, in reality, there are some things that are out of our reach currently (as it stands now, it is unlikely I'll be able to purchase my own lab for science research or start my own educational foundation).  But, that doesn't mean they will be out of our reach forever; we always need to strive for more.

While who we are today is the person that others know of, what is much more important is who we want to (and will) become.  The goal of life is to be able to reflect on your time on this planet and feel as if you ended up in a "better" spot than you started, and for those who share life with you to have benefited from your relationship.

As we continue to lead and learn, we need to pay attention to the present, but we also have to keep our eyes focused on the future.  Where do we see ourselves in five years?  Ten years?  Twenty?

How do we get to the point where we feel that we have accomplished many of our goals in life?  Or, do we ever really reach that point?

How do we keep becoming better?


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