Life Only Gives You What You Decided You Could Have

You are what you’ve settled for

Thomas Oppong

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“We are what we believe we are,” C. S. Lewis said.

You are literally the architect of our own life.

The only thing you’re ever experiencing at any point in life is your mind’s interpretation of the world.

Our experiences, emotions, and perceptions are products of our minds and how we interpret and react to external events.

Your present reality determines the trajectory of the rest of your life.

Your whole experience of life is in your mind,” Derek Sivers said.

How you interpret and respond to events in your life is largely determined by your internal state of being rather than the events themselves.

If you believe you can achieve something meaningful, you are more likely to put in the effort necessary to make those things happen.

The opposite is true.

Our beliefs about ourselves play a significant role in shaping our identity and sense of self.

Your perception of who you are is strongly influenced by your beliefs about yourself, including your strengths, weaknesses, and potential.

We have control over what we can achieve in life, and that control comes from our beliefs and mindset.

Your thoughts shape your perception of reality, influence your emotions, and ultimately determine your actions.

What you believe is what you settle for. What you have in life is a reflection of your own beliefs and expectations.

Our beliefs, attitudes, and mindset determine what we can achieve.

The limit you put on yourself is how far you can reach.

Our perception of reality is not absolute

Maureen Dowd was right, “The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.”

When you truly believe you can build a different reality, life presents you with opportunities that align with your beliefs.

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Thomas Oppong

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