“Our security lies somewhere on the continuum between extreme insecurity on one end, wherein our life is buffeted by all the fickle forces that play upon it and a deep sense of high intrinsic worth and personal security on the other end. Our guidance ranges on the continuum from dependence on the social mirror or other unstable, fluctuating sources to strong inner direction. Our wisdom falls somewhere between a totally inaccurate map where everything is distorted and nothing seems to fit, and a complete and accurate map of life wherein all the parts and principles are properly related to each other. Our power lies somewhere in between immobilization or being puppet pulled by someone else’s strings to highly proactivity, the power to act according to our own values instead of being acted upon by other people and circumstances.”
A paragraph from “The 7 habits of highly effective people”.