POINT TO PONDER
"We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves."
- Malcom X
REFLECTION by Rajiv Shah
It's easy to point the finger. To blame. To make excuses. When it's always someone or something else's fault, then we no longer have to take responsibility for our actions. When we make deflect responsibility or bemoan the world around us - we no longer have to look at ourselves.
I watch this video whenever I feel things don't go my way. When I want to point the finger and make excuses. Then I realize that the world will always put obstacles and hardships in our path. When we focus on the problems instead of doing everything possible to find a solution, what we are communicating is that deep down we believe that we aren't capable of surmounting those challenges. And that has everything to do with the value we place in ourselves.
As Rocky tells his son, "Now if you know what your worth, then go out and get what your worth, but you gotta be willing to take the hits. And not pointing fingers - sayin' you ain't where you wanna be because of him, her, or anybody."