July 5, 2021
Two weeks ago, Mini-me learned that one of our ancestors was a passenger on the Mayflower. As exciting as it might seem, this new information about her family’s history is going to do nothing to change her future. The only things that will have a certain impact on one’s tomorrows are the same things that have always been connected to a change in trajectory: personal belief and commitment.
And that’s the point for this new week.
Nothing about my daughter’s ancestry entitles her to anything. Learning something new about the past changes not one thing about the future. Committing to the attitude, thoughts and behaviors that impact future outcomes, however, will.
Each of us is individually responsible for ourselves individually.
Whatever we accomplish in life is directly correlated to that which we believe we can accomplish and are willing to work to achieve. If we think it, then we can be it. Things which occurred hundreds of years ago have exactly nothing to do with who we will become tomorrow. Only we are in charge of that.
Whether we believe we are capable of greatness or that we are destined for mediocrity, we’re exactly right. See, life is a choice. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. What you hope for and endeavor to achieve is what you will become. Period.
Even as the debate over what we should teach our children rages on, simply remember this: it doesn’t matter. Charlotte’s Mayflower ancestry has endowed her with the same privilege as any other American – to wake up each day and to work harder than anyone else, to believe that what she envisions, she can achieve, and that in this country one can still be anything they put your mind to being.
So, think it, then be it.
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