A thought creates a certain attitude, an attitude creates a certain feeling our feelings result in a certain action, repeated actions become our habit and our character is a collection of accumulated habits.
We may be happy with it or not, but our character is initiated by how we think.
There were two twins, they had an alcoholic father. The boys grew up in a same harsh environment. After many years they were asked the same question, “How is your life ?” The first brother answered, “My life is a tragedy, but what could I do, may father was an alcoholic and I had a terrible youth”. The second brother answered,” My life is a gift, at a very young age I decided I want to have a happy and a successful life because my father was an alcoholic and I had a terrible youth.
The freedom of choice