This is one of my favorite quotes. It really is simple, but has profound meaning. It actually took me some time and experience to even understand the impact of this message. Sometimes we feel like we wish people in our lives (or the world) would act a certain way or be a certain way. It can be frustrating. We wish and we hope certain people would change and it doesn’t happen.
The empowerment occurs when you embrace the knowledge that the change begins with you. You can’t change people, they have to change themselves. When you let that go, it’s liberating! All you have control over is yourself.