Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Voltaire taught, “Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.”

I feel like we spend a lot of our time comparing ourselves to others, asking, “why can’t I do this like she can?” or “how come he is so much better than me at this?” The fact is, we’re not all the same. Each of us has talents and abilities we are given that are unique to ourselves. This does not mean that we should stop trying to do our best in everything that we do. We should always be striving to be at our best, and to become better in many different ways. However, this does mean that we should use the natural talents we’ve been given to our advantage, and to help those around us. Once you discover something that you feel you are good at, work hard to develop that talent, and don’t just set it aside because you feel like it doesn’t compare to others. Thomas Gordon said, “it depends upon yourselves to make these rights of yours… of use to you.” We are responsible for using all we have been given to do good. You can not rely on others to do something you are capable of doing yourself. Each of us has a unique role to play while restoring liberty; we cannot all play the same part, otherwise we won’t go anywhere and we will never accomplish anything. Stop looking at what you can’t do, and focus on what you can, then use what you have been given to take back the liberty that has been lost.

Yours truly,


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