by speaker Kit Grant
“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I
don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are
the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if
they can’t find them, make them.” … George Bernard Shaw,
Not everyone gets dealt the same hand (thankfully). There will be some
good things happen to you and some bad things. How you respond to each
will largely determine your level of success, however you define that.
Accepting personal responsibility for your outcomes is the first step in
changing them. Always reacting to what others have created for you
prevents your inner creativity from bringing about even better results.
Stop blaming and move on — it frees you up for better circumstances.
I am writing this on the day of the US elections and I say “hooray” just
because it is finally over. There has to be a better system tan
dragging this thing on for two or more years. The longer it goes, the
nastier it seems to become with a few people even abandoning long-term
friendships over their differing views. Social media has allowed people
to say things they would never say face-to-face and makes an exchange of
ideas harder. So, regardless of who wins today, I’m just glad it’s
WHAT’S THE RUSH?
Recently a large drugstore chain in Canada received criticism for
playing Christmas music in their stores staring November 1st. This is
just too early! — why are we wishing our life away? I understand their
need to sell product but the day after Halloween is a bit quick to get
the Christmas push underway and it has backfired on them. Are we in a
race to see who can finish the year most quickly? Shoppers Drug Mart —
I’m thinking you jumped a bit too soon this year!