Quote by Thomas Kempis
Be not angry that you cannot make another what you wish them to be; since you cannot make yourself what you wish to be.
This quote emphasizes the futility of being angry or frustrated when we cannot mold someone else into what we want them to be. It reminds us that just as we cannot fully change or control others, we also struggle to completely change ourselves. It serves as a reminder to focus on self-improvement and acceptance rather than attempting to shape or change those around us to fit our desires. Ultimately, it urges us to let go of our expectations and embrace both our own limitations and the individuality of others.
You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.
You are now at a crossroads. This is your opportunity to make the most important decision you will ever make. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don't think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully.