Who Are You Choosing To Be?

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. 
Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Mark Twain

I really believe that there are only two types of people in this world. The builders and the destroyers.
Which of the two are you?
I like to listen to people talk, because they reveal so much about them self, and what they believe based on what they say. I don’t pass judgement on others, but by listening, I am better able to communicate without frustrating myself.
Very few people understand the importance of surrounding themselves with individuals who will build them up. Your very dreams and aspirations will be fueled by the influences of those around you. We need to be around more builders. People who can see the potential in you, even when you can’t see it for yourself. Builders are not perfect, but they are committed to supporting you the best way they know how. They celebrate your accomplishments and provide constructive criticism when necessary. Builders will never make you feel small.
I am an optimist, and I choose to believe that it is never too late for a person to change. If you are a destroyer, it’s not too late for you to become a builder. However, before you can build up others, you first have to lay a new foundation for your very own life. Maybe you are the way you are because others, planted the seed of destruction in you when you were a child. The ones who were task with building you up, made you feel inferior and insure. You give to the world what others have given to you. But I am here to tell you it is not too late to change. I BELIEVE IN YOU! I believe you have so much to contribute to this life and to the lives of others. With hard work and determination you too can achieve anything. We have never met, or maybe we have, but if truth be known, you have greatness in you. Your teachers might not have told you so, your parents might not have believed so, but I believe that greatness is your birthright, and all you have to do is claim it.
As you go throughout the day be mindful of the person you are choosing to be. If you are a builder, keep building and always chose to see the best in others, even when they are not manifesting their greatness at the speed you expect them to.
In the Far East, there is a tree called the Chinese bamboo.This remarkable tree is different from most trees in that it doesn’t grow in the usual fashion. While most trees grow steadily over a period of years, the Chinese bamboo tree doesn’t break through the ground for the first four years. Then, in the fifth year, an amazing thing happens – the tree begins to grow at an astonishing rate. In fact, in a period of just five weeks, a Chinese bamboo tree can grow to a height of 90 feet. It’s almost as if you can actually see the tree growing before your very eyes.
Don’t give up on others, they very well could be a Chinese Bamboo Tree.
Positive Affirmation: Today I choose to build other up. I will say at least one kind word to someone. I will give to others what I would want for myself, HOPE.