One of my biggest mistakes in life was expecting others to help me and not taking my own initiative to do things. Sometimes, with all due respect to myself, I have been helpless and pitiful. I in no way mean to put myself down here, but I admit that stings. It is not because I wanted to be that way. It was because I grew up with some pretty crazy ideas from impressions I got from the world around me and I believed a lot of things about myself that were not true.
I am getting rid of those old beliefs! Sometimes I get angry and want to blame someone, but I have chosen to take 100% responsibility for myself now. It is freeing because this means I am not a robot. It means I think for myself! And it means I get to own my choices! No one can force another human being to do anything. Well, unless they have a gun and that would be wrong and illegal!!!
The other mistake I made was listening to all the voices in my head except God and myself! I do know a thing or two. I am good at things. I am capable. I am responsible. I am helpful. I am more than I ever thought I was. And so are you.
I don’t need to do what everyone else is doing! I am a pioneer. I make my own way. I chart my own course. I live my own life. And the life I live is wonderful. It is free. It is happy. It is a joy.