“Up to a point a man’s life is shaped by environment, heredity, and movements and changes in the world about him. Then there comes a time when it lies within his grasp to shape the clay of his life into the sort of thing he wishes to be. Only the weak blame parents, their race, their times, lack of good fortune, or the quirks of fate.

Everyone has it within his power to say,

“This I am today; that I will be tomorrow.”

– Louis L’Amour

I randomly came across this quote while looking for something else this morning online.   I absolutely love this quote.   More people need to take responsibility for their actions.  Too often people hide behind a horrible childhood, an abusive spouse, or some other tramatic event that they encountered.   Yes, your childhood and life experiences brought you to this point… what are you going to do now?   How are YOU going to move forward and make the best out of life?