The Belief I Convinced Myself to Change

I used to think that poor people were poor because it was their own fault. They made their own decisions that led them down to a path of misery.

Then I became poor. So I understood that sometimes, stuff happens and people end up in weird places. I finally understood that some things are out of our control.

However, I still do believe that every passing moment is another chance to turn it all around, so everyone has a chance to recover from situations like this.

Today, I ran by a quote that said to give thanks today for those who did you wrong. They unknowingly made you strong.

I feel that’s a pretty solid way to look at people who may have caused us more misfortune than we could imagine.

Originally posted on Quora.

Leonard Kim is Managing Partner at InfluenceTree. At InfluenceTree, Leonard and his team teach you how to build your (personal or business) brand, get featured in publications and growth hack your social media following.


0 thoughts on “The Belief I Convinced Myself to Change”

  1. Yes, Kim, I heartily agree. I have found that circumstances come and go. The important things in life are NOT things, but our ability to make clear choices….not from reaction to the circumstance, but a firm foundation in the Source. Some of the so-called “worst” circumstances in my life helped me to focus my choice which created a very powerful upsurge of creativity. We may believe our desires are about a “thing” or a “relationship”, but they really are more subtle than the material part of the desire and are more accurately stated to be as simple as “happiness”, “unconditional love”, or peace.

    • Funny you say this. Just recently, my girlfriend walked out my life. I thought it was a tragedy. However, after she left, it was a wake up call that helped me put everything in life into perspective.


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