Define Yourself

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every day I have to carve out time for myself to write, practice music and read. I ‘have to’ because if I didn’t, it would never happen. I have to make time to be the person I want to be. Otherwise, other people’s desires and schedules would own my day.

Whether you are practicing building your character, looking for ways to improve your motivation, or reaching for mastery, you make your own life with your choices. 

Circumstances and setbacks may bring us down, places were we don’t want to be. But we are ultimately the ones who define who we are. 

How we spend our time and energy speaks highly to what we value.

The poet E. E. Cummings once wrote: “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”

Nobody said pursuing a meaningful life of creativity and skill would be easy, but that’s what makes it worthwhile when you decide to. 

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #903

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