Character Talks IA Blog
Monthly posts exploring different character virtues.
Still I rise.
"We are a product of the decisions we make, not our circumstances."
The choices and decisions we make in the most difficult of situations, is what leads us out of the darkness and into the light, or...continues to keep us in the same situation on the same page.
The late great, Maya Angelou once said...
"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." - Maya Angelou
Things happen in life and you may not feel in control and this can get you down. In times of adversity, it’s important to ask yourself, 'what can I do to bring about a change in where I am at currently?' Whether that be a physical action or simply adjusting the way you're thinking...you may find a solution in doing or thinking differently.
Let's think of it like baking a cake...you followed all the instructions, put in the correct ingredients and allowed it to bake, for just the right amount of time. But still, the cake didn't rise.
Giving up isn't the way we learn and grow.
In times of adversity I make a conscious effort to dust myself off and try another way of doing it.
A new method perhaps.
“Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried. But you’ve actually been planted.” –Christine Caine
It’s where it all starts. At the root. The organ of the plant. The bit that secures the plant in place, absorbs all the minerals and water (you get where I’m going with this...).
When you’re in that dark place,
it’s hard to believe that this is where the growth happens.
Seek out the minerals,
extract your learning from your environment
and your stem will grow.
Hold your stem up high,
even when it pours down with rain.
Watch your leaves develop,
as you begin to twist and turn,
to seek the sunlight.
Perseverance- To keep going and never give up even when things are hard. it is the ability to last or continue despite pain , fatigue or hardship.
Imani is studying a Character Education Masters. She is passionate about giving individuals a space to reflect on their journey through life. On this blog we will explore different character virtues, share life experience and much more.