The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. (Michael Altshuler, social worker and therapist)
William Ernest Henley wrote something similar in the noted poem Invictus: “I am the captain of my soul.” Altshuler also said, “You are not defined by your failures, you are refined by them.“ So, Regardless of the times or circumstances, we are responsible for our actions and reactions. Instead of placing blame, we must take charge of our lives and work to reach worthy goals.
Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load (Galatians 6:4-5).