No one can hurt you without your consent.

-Eleanor Roosevelt

Steven Covey in his timeless best-selling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change uses this quote to explain that everyone should accept the responsibility of what they are now. We should not blame our circumstances, conditions, or environment for what we are today.

They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.

– Mahatma Gandhi

It is our willing permission, our consent to what happened to us, that hurts us far more than what happens to us in the first place. It is very hard to accept emotionally, especially if we have had years and years of explaining our misery in the name of circumstance or some else’s behavior. But until a person can say deeply and honestly,

I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.

It will be difficult to say happy in life.

It is a very thoughtful quote. I am sure it must have touched your heart. Isn’t it? Let us know in the comments.

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