While your character is formed by circumstances, your own desires and thoughts help to shape those circumstances. Thus, you have the power over the formation of your own character. You're the master of your fate and the captain of your soul.
Nature is always at work around you. Your character and destiny are her handiwork. She gives you love and hate, jealousy and reverence. You have the power to choose which impulse you will follow.
~ Betsy A. Haas, MA
"Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to
your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs"
Affirmation: I can at any time decide to alter the course of my life. No one can ever take
that away from me. The greatest power I possess is the power to choose. I am the master of my joys and sorrows.