“Now, the trouble with him is, is he gets excited and lays in postulates which are good for the moment but that he makes continue forever. For instance, the fellow who has just been left by a woman is apt to sit down and say, ‘Never under any circumstances, at any time, will I let myself be persuaded to be polite to, nice to or look at another woman!’ And he lays this down with malice aforethought and he booby-traps it for himself and so forth. ‘Well, if I find myself looking at one, I’ll make myself so sick that…’ and so on. (Now, maybe somebody here has made such a postulate about life or something of the sort.)
“Now, he seals that all in, he determines it like mad and then he goes down the street and he meets this beautiful girl. And he says, ‘Gee, that’s all right.’ And a few days later he feels sick. And he says, ‘Look what the gods are doing to me.’ The gods are always there, defenseless and ready to blame.”
“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”
Author and Educator, Helen Keller
Your action for today is to review your personal mission.
Have an extraordinary day!