Start With Yourself

by Nimia Acebes on October 3, 2009

We are either the masters or the victims of our attitudes.  It is a matter of personal choice.  Who we are today is the result of choices made yesterday.  Tomorrow we will become what we choose today.  To change means to choose to change. – John C. Maxwell

Everyone desires to be successful in his career,  relationship or in life as a whole and  he is only an attitude away from realizing his desires.  To improve, he must choose to change his negative attitudes, as well as, his habits and thoughts into positive ones.  The desired change would only be successful if he begins it with himself, because it is the only person whom he has full control with.

I came across a very beautiful poem on starting with yourself and I hope it motivates us to take the choice to change. Here it is:

Start With Yourself

Author Unknown

When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world.

As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country. But it, too, seemed immovable.

As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.

And now as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realized: If I had only changed myself first, then by example I would have changed my family. From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country and, who knows, I may have even changed the world.

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Jaime Morales October 4, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Very inspiring post. Enjoyable!

Thank you for your post..




Nimia Acebes October 6, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Thank you also for your kind words Jaime. More blessings for you.


Marj October 4, 2009 at 2:38 pm

so nice and very inspiring message…


Charlie October 4, 2009 at 5:42 pm

Greatings, Super post, Need to mark it on Digg
Thank you


Nimia Acebes October 5, 2009 at 6:51 am

Hi Charlie, thanks for your comments. Nice to hear from you.


luiza August 14, 2012 at 11:40 am

nice poem 🙂 its from a bishop daw ..


luiza August 14, 2012 at 11:42 am

we took dat poem .. nice 🙂


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