Our Moral Compass: Don’t Ever Doubt Yourself

“You may not always have a comfortable life, and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once, but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have, because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take a life of its own.”

-Michelle Obama

     There will be times in our lives when we are faced with certain challenges and struggles. These can and most likely disrupt the life you are leading. And like today’s quote says we may not be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once. And….that is ok. Like the saying goes “Rome wasn’t built in a day” neither is our moral compass. It is a like modeled clay that continues to develop with each new experience or challenge that we encounter and will never become the final product until we breathe our last breath on this earth.

We have the tendency to try and tackle all of the problems we are facing at once when we should be solving one problem at a time. Solving one problem at a time is better than not solving any at all. Most importantly we need to realize that we all play an important role in the world, no matter how big or small it may be. We are contributors, who through our love and admiration for one another can make the hopes and dreams of others come through. We are that flicker of hope to that certain someone who is struggling with life in general and have the opportunity to put them on a pathway towards greatness.

We hear the phrase that we need to avoid history from repeating itself but I disagree with this slightly as this comes across as meaning all history and that is untrue. We need to look back t all those before us looked deep within their own moral compass to develop the courage and strength to make a difference. People like Harriet Tubman, Mother Teresa, Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr to name a few. They never underestimated themselves and it was through their courage and inspiring actions that hope did in fact take a life of its own making our world into what it is today. They set an example for what is possible and it has spread to other influential leaders today like Rachel Hollis, Lewis Howes, Trent Shelton and Oprah Winfrey. Their content is instilling courage and hope into today’s generation.  We need to remember that we each have that those same qualities within each of us too. Now its our turn to do the same for the future generations to come.

What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards defining/refining your own moral compass?




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