I’m sure you’ve heard the term “Scape Goat” – Most commonly known when someone disassociates blame from themselves and places it on someone else who is innocent.
The scape goat blame game was most commonly practiced by different religious groups as early as the 24th Century B.C. Whether it was to purge the sins of men or cleanse the unclean person of a disease – A goat was used and sacrificed to take the burden, guilt and sickness of the person so he / she could become blameless in the sight of their community, families and GOD.
Whew… Now that we got that out of the way, Let’s get down, dirty and in your face to illustrate how we do this same practice today when attempting to achieve our goals and dreams!
As the government shutdown continues to baffle minds one thing is for certain… History has once again repeated itself! This same issue under different circumstances occurred 19 yrs ago and it’ll probably happen again.
But the question is… Why do we continually fail to learn from history?
Why do so many people wait around for the perfect prince (System) to rescue them? Why do we allow the men and woman on capital hill to determine our future and worth? Why do we allow CNN ( AKA – Constantly Negative News ) and other media outlets to educate us about our future and hope? And why do most people take the easy way out?
Why do most people use the modern day “SCAPE GOAT” and quickly point fingers at republicans, democrats, congress, the president, our economy, lack of education, bad or no parents, crazy and out of control kids, lack of jobs and other things and circumstances instead of taking responsibility for their future?
The answer is simple – IT’S EASIER TO USE THE SCAPE GOAT THAN ROLLING UP OUR SLEEVES AND FIGHTING FOR OUR DREAMS, GOALS and AMBITIONS!
Why is it easier? Simple…
Most people don’t want to intentionally experience pain, rejection, failure and disappointment. They’ll do whatever they can to avoid these negative feelings and experiences… It only makes logical sense… RIGHT!
WRONG… These are the exact feelings and experiences we must embrace and go through to achieve success and in turn become better leaders to guide a whole new generation into victory!
Modern day education, media, and systems attempt to conform us into believing all hope is gone! We’re lead to believe the days of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mother Theresa, Michael Dell, Richard Branson, and other amazing and successful entrepreneurs, world
leaders and innovators are long gone.
But I’m here to tell you it’s never too late… Today is the day to make your life, goals and dreams bigger than ever! Information, history, and the ability to bring your dream to life has never been easier to access! Technology has put information and resources at the palm of our hands.
Immigrants are flowing into the US at record numbers for a shot at an opportunity so many of us
are leaving behind. Dreamers are starting businesses with smart phones and inexpensive laptops inside local coffee shops & public libraries.
Let’s stop blaming our circumstances and placing the world woes on our shoulders… This only feeds opportunities and reasons why we can’t accomplish our dreams and goals. It’s nothing but a diversion and metaphorically places our heads in the sand as opportunities pass by every day.
Stop constantly talking about how hard life is and the problems we go through… It only magnifies our situations and subconsciously places hardship trophies on our mantles… We’ll end up comparing hardship stories with our friends to see who’s went through more so the other person can justify why they’re in the situation they’re in.
In order for our circumstances to change we must CHANGE!
Let’s start by speaking words of faith, prosperity, and life into the lives of others and ourselves… Begin by shutting off the T.V., remove all newspapers and negative media from your home. Start reading positive and motivational books on a daily basis… Trust me – If something
worth paying attention to occurs it’ll come across your table one way or another.
Today is Your DAY! Right now is Your TIME – Put the goat out to pasture and start taking responsibilities for your actions!
Nobody owes us anything… It’s up to us to change us… Adapt to the changes of life… And become someone greater so we can leave the world better than we found it!
THE GOAT HAS LEFT THE BUILDING… ITS ME AND YOU NOW!
LET’S MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE!
Angel L. Rivera