An excerpt from here:
“…in contrast to astrology, one must accept the fact that success is not due to a fortuitous concourse of stars at our birth, but due to a steady trail of sparks from the grindstones of hard work, determination, good planning, and perseverance. When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.”
That link and quotation was posted in response to this comment earlier today on my blog:
“The people William Eckhardt is talking about have something special in their personalities. They are .001% of the population…The turtles were a carefully selected group of individuals who were acting on Richard Dennis’ niche.”
This individual has not read my text on the Turtles. It’s amazing how convoluted (and misunderstood) the Turtle story continues to be in the minds of some. Bottom line, this poster is the type who believes in astrology. This is the type who let’s it (life) happen to him or her. More from that link about sound decision-making:
“A decision usually involves three steps:
1. A recognition of a need: A dissatisfaction within oneself–a void or need;
2. A decision to change–to fill the void or need;
3. A conscious dedication to implement the decision.
So aside from that, we see that making the correct decisions is not only what we want to do, but includes what we have to do. The fool who repeats again and again: “I am bound, I am bound,” remains in bondage.”
Everyone gets what they want!