Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” In life you find what you seek and if you pursue excuses for your failures, or seek reasons for why you cannot succeed, you will never find solutions to the challenges that are holding you back. Additionally, nothing is permanent in life, except for change, and you have a choice to put in the effort to make the changes that you want to see in your life. Furthermore, life will continue to evolve and it is the best interest for us to take the opportunity that we are blessed with each day to work towards becoming the person that we want to become in this world. On that note, we all hit barriers, obstacles are part of life, however, overcoming these challenges provides us with the strength we need to reach our goals. With that said, everything worth having in life is also worth working for and sometimes we need to accept the challenges that come our way because overcoming them ultimately puts us on the path that we are supposed to be on. At the end of the day, if you become stronger than your excuses, then you will recognize that there are no reasons for why you cannot succeed. As Stephen Hawking‘s once said, “And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.” You become what you think about most and if you focus on your goals in life, never succumb to discouragement or negative self talk, look for solutions to problems and are willing to put in the effort to see the change that you want in your life then you will become the person you decide to be.