Change The Pattern

Have you ever felt as though you were bound to repeat history? Or perhaps you have used your family’s flaws as the excuse not to succeed or try harder? Maybe your family doesn’t have enough money, so you figure it is pointless to even think about college after high school. All the women in your family are in abusive relationships, so you think that is normal if a guy hits you just once. Alcoholism may be hereditary, so why would you bother trying to stay away from it? YOU are your OWN person; you are not your family. YOU choose what you want to be and how you want to live your life.

We have no control over our physical characteristics, but we have full control of our future. Don’t allow your past to predict your future, but rather make you stronger and more motivated. Just because everyone is divorced around you, doesn’t mean you will be too. Look for a partner who treats you with respect and take the time to really get to know that person before furthering your relationship or getting engaged. Focus on bettering yourself and becoming independent. If substance abuse happens to run in your family, keep your eyes on the prize and don’t fall into the trap. Remain healthy and keep an optimistic attitude. Empower yourself and don’t allow yourself to repeat any mistakes your family has made. It is possible – YOU have the ability to change the tides and live a positive, fulfilled life.

“To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don’t worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest”