William Shakespeare 26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet, and the “Bard of Avon”. His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
~ William Shakespeare
I must admit, I chose Shakespeare on a whim to see if he had any quotes that would lend themselves well to business/motivational practices and was surprised to finds lots of them!
Shakespeare has definite insight into looking at who we are — as demonstrated in this quote.
We may know who we are at this moment, but that does not define who or what we might be in the future — It all depends on what we do with ourselves tomorrow that matters!!
If you have trouble getting over the woes of today, there is always tomorrow to start again and grow into something greater.
What are you going to do today to redefine who you were from yesterday?
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
~ William Shakespeare
Do you belief in fate? I do believe that somethings happen to us by ‘fate’ … like chance meetings, coincidental happens or even synchronicity.
I believe our ‘fate’ in not in the stars, but in our ability to control our own lives.
Personally, I lived too many years believing that I was a victim of my circumstances. I honestly believed that about myself! It wasn’t until I left an abusive relationship that I realized that I was truly responsible for my own life.
Our businesses are no different. Success or failure has little to do with our customers, the economy, or the cost of materials (although, these things do have some bearing on our business). Success has more to do with ourselves and how much responsibility we take for our own life and actions.
Are you trusting in fate or are you taking hold of your own life and moving it forward towards your dreams?
For a long time now, I have seen, through the unfolding of my life, that we create our own heaven or hell on earth.
Nobody, in my opinion, is good or evil — but we can choose to invite good or evil thoughts or action into our lives.
I think William is saying the same thing: If we choose to think it is good, it is; and if we choose to think it is bad, it is.
The power our mind can decide how we see things and how they end up manifesting in our lives.
Can you think of a time when you decided something was good or bad and it ended up just as you thought?