Becoming The Change Podcast (Episode 694): We Are In Control

Welcome to the Becoming The Change Podcast. Each daily reading focuses on a different quote on how we can best apply it to our own moral compass and one of the five areas in Social Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Thank you for listening and we hope you consider subscribing to the podcast for future episodes.

We Are In Control

“People pay for what they do, and still more, for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply: by the lives they lead.”

-James Baldwin, No Name in the Street

I look at the life we live as one large payment plan. It is not monetary by any stretch of the imagination as there is no price on the lives that we lead. American writer James Baldwin’s quote reminds us that we are in control of what we do in sacrificing ourselves along the way to get what it is that we want. The challenges we face are where we essentially pay our dues and these help us formulate into who we will eventually become. How we conduct ourselves on a day to day basis, how we treat one another, how we live to serve is what our ultimate daily payment plan is: paying things forward and back into the good graces of society. It can and should be a cyclical at all times. It allows us to become our best selves. There is not greater investment or payment plan than that.

What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards managing yourself better?

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Special thanks to Todd Cluff for his music on this podcast.

A special thank you to Feedspot for recognizing the Becoming The Change podcast as one of the Top 10 Social Emotional Learning Podcasts  on the internet. It is an honor to be amongst the other podcasts on this list as we all strive to make this world a better place.

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