Help Yourself First

It’s easy to blame someone and anyone else for your failures. To say that you’re not successful because of someone else or you’re not in a position in life that you would like to be in because of someone else is wrong.  There should be no expectation for someone else to get you where you want to be. Your success is your responsibility and yours alone.

You need to look in the mirror and figure out what it is that you’re doing and not doing that has you in the place you don’t want to be in. Then, you need to become the hero of your own story because no one is going to come and save you. You have to save yourself. Start working on yourself.  The funny thing is that once you get to helping yourself, that’s when the help comes. The world seems to want to help those that are helping themselves.

How many times have you seen a car on the side of the road with a flat tire and flashing lights? Plenty of times. Well, people don’t just pull over to see what’s wrong and help out. But, if you see someone jacking up the car, taking out a spare tire or taking a look under the hood, someone usually tends to stop and give a helping hand. Just because they see you trying to help yourself.

Life works the same way. Help yourself and help is likely to come your way. If you do nothing, if you make no effort, don’t expect to see anyone pull over to the side of the road to help you.

—Cruz

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply