From the moment that we are born, many things are always happening in our lives, some of them we feel move us forward, some of them we think to push us backward. We can sometimes think that our current or even previous Circumstances determine our future and that is "just how it is or how it's going to be from now on." This could not be further from the truth.

Control your mind

For everything that we go through, we must remember that it is not about what happens to you, it is the meaning that you take from it. Things in our lives do not happen to us; they happen for us.

The outer circumstances cannot always be controlled in our lives, but how we truly perceive the world and our well being is judged by how we determine the inner experiences within ourselves.

Your inner mind is the only thing on this earth and in our lives that can truly be controlled. The only thing we can play on is the one string we have, and that is our attitude. Life is only 10 percent of what happens to us and 90 percent of how we react to it. How we perceive everything that happens to us, merely understanding that everything is to build us, reveal the strength within us, and mold us into the people that we are indeed meant to become. Everything that happens in our lives, every circumstance in which we encounter is an opportunity for greatness.

What do your circumstances mean?

Our good times are rewards for enduring and overcoming the pain that hardships bring. Hardships in our lives are times that are designed to show us that there are areas in our lives that need improvement and to uproot the strength within us that will be required for the next stage in our lives.

Our circumstances are merely launching pads to propel us in the right direction of where we need to be to become the highest version of ourselves. They are given to us to enhance our wisdom.

Your conditions only determine your starting point; the outcome will always be your choice. We must meet our limited circumstances with unlimited thoughts, find our personal forms of happiness every day, and create our own prosperity.

Make the most of everything, and every circumstance that is brought to you, for the spirit that lies within us can overcome anything. We were given this life because we are strong enough to live it and our destiny will always be in our hands. It is all dependent on us to create the life in which we want and to give ourselves everything in which we desire. We are only one mind shift away from building the most magnificent lives that we can imagine.