“Regardless of who you are or what you have been, you can be what you want to be.”
—W. Clement Stone
Poetry, prose, and quotes often have different meanings or interpretations based on the reader’s life experiences. Below, I have offered my initial inference of what the words above mean to me. Please feel free to leave yours in the comments section so that other readers might realize a more diverse interpretation. (The context in which the words may have been originally presented, and by whom, are not the primary issues, just what the words might mean to us, or for us, individually, in the now.)
My interpretation of this quote: Our future has yet to be determined. Every one of us possesses the tools to achieve what we would. However, to make this happen, we must each escape the bonds of our past missteps, behaviors, tragedies, failures, and negative conditioning, conditioning inflicted by others as well as our self. That’s the hard part. But …it can be done, and we can still be what we want to be.
Tomorrow is promised to no one!