Monday Inspiration: Rise Above Your Circumstances

January 30, 2017



By Toni Carey (@toni_carey/@officialblackgirlsrun)
In our attempts to reach our goals, and generally be great human beings (because, I believe that's what we're all here to do/be), we are often distracted by our (perceived) circumstances and outside influences. This could be macro (the government, the social class we were born into, etc.) or micro (not having a college degree, not having enough financial resources, etc.). 
But, I think there's a lot of truth that lies in Ralph Waldo Emerson's quote. 
"Nothing external, to you has any power over you."
How much personal power do we give away (literally and figuratively) to our circumstances or people?  Instead, why not use that power to discover solutions or be the change you want to see in yourself and/or others.
Last night the cast of Hidden Figures accepted their award for Cast in a Motion Picture during the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards. 
Taraji P. Henson hits the nail on the head. 


Carry this quote with you throughout the week. If there is anything that presents itself as a stumbling block or challenge, ask yourself, "am I allowing this to have power over me?"




2 Responses

Joann Drake Wright
Joann Drake Wright

February 02, 2017

Great reminder…“That we alone own our personal power!”


January 31, 2017

Wonderful inspiration and right on time for me.

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