Life is a do-it-yourself project. We can’t just sit back and hope to get lucky! The Easter Bunny doesn’t deliver good fortune and luck. Santa Claus won’t bring us a destiny full of dreams coming true. The Easter Bunny and Santa Claus may bring us some other nice things, but they definitely won’t bring us the life changing skills and opportunities that we really want. The only way to get these grand visions of our life to come true is to stop waiting for somebody else to do it for us, and to get up right now and do it ourselves.
The secret of a happy and successful life is not all about shiny things and taking it easy. Life is really about the person we become through hard work and struggle. And that process is certainly a do-it-yourself project. Nobody can do your hard work for you. No one can turn you into that person that humanity admires and wants to be like. Nobody can turn you into that great friend, great sibling, or great parent except you. You have to do the work. You have to make the sacrifices to become that special kind of person.
If you are not preparing yourself every day to become the type of person that can weather storms then you really aren’t doing yourself any favors. Do not be jealous of others who appear to be winning in the beginning. Why? Well, because if they are not doing the work and fighting the good fight then they are only winning in the interim. In the end, it is the people who have molded their character with their own blood, sweat, and tears that find themselves standing victoriously at the finish line once the debris and smoke has cleared.
Now teens, go learn, lead, and lay the way to a better world for all of us. Remember that life is a do-it-yourself project and that if it’s meant to be, then it’s up to me! Period! And once again, thanks in advance for all that you do, and all that you will do…
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