All of us choose to be either architects or demolition experts. We can believe in our potential for growth, or we can tear ourselves down with the words “I can’t.” If we’re not going to build meaningful lives for ourselves, then we should at least acknowledge that we wield the wrecking ball.
Many people avoid the fear and discomfort associated with personal growth by withdrawing into themselves and complaining about all that is wrong with the world.
For every positive, a cynic can point to the negative. An optimist knows that every negative contains a positive. Both are correct, but only one enjoys a healthy mind and a happy, rewarding life.
A cynical, callous spirit grows to suffocate appreciation and gratitude—the keys to happiness. You cannot effectively act as both Nature’s work of art and Her art critic. Either live and breathe Her creativity or tear yourself apart. You must make the choice.
Lots of people prefer the security of a known ditch to the adventure of an unknown road. Their attitude about themselves and life is self-crippling. “Cynic” is just another name for someone who has given up.
What are you passionate about? Embark on a new, creative road that excites you. Move forward. Build your dream one step at a time—and never give up.
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Bruce Garrabrandt & Jeff White