No Struggle, No Progress…

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….Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose….

                                                                      HELEN KELLER

 

Getting the new house. Finally paying off that old credit card. The last 10 pounds. No matter what we achieve there is nothing we do that does not require effort, hard work, and sacrifice. Wishful thoughts that do not morph into action collect dust in the back of your head and become regrets, and believing the thing that is most meant to be should come easy to you is as foolish as the kid that used to copy off of her neighbor’s paper when the teacher told the class each test is different. Your plight- the highs and lows is uniquely yours, but the journey is one many can draw inspiration and vision from, it encourages illumination even in the darkest of dark.

Talent and intelligence may be natural abilities, but persistence and follow thru are learned abilities driven by will alone. Although Helen Keller was blind and deaf, she willed herself into an activist and author by never giving up on what she believe she deserved to have. It would have been too easy for her to ask to be shipped off to some institution because learning was too hard and facing challenges could have possibly upset her. Confusion and frustration must be seen as eventual emotions everyone with a goal in their heart must experience some time or another while en route to the promised land. They are the big sisters to the twins fear and doubt that always seem to pop in the midst of the cultivation of our dreams. Confusion and frustration often stunt and slow growth so they must not take root where the seeds of your ambitions are planted. These emotions should be taken as a sign of realignment and clarification of your goal, not the ice that puts the freeze on your objective’s harvest.

You will have to work day and night. You will work thru physical and emotional pain. You will miss out on pleasurable activity. If not, where would the sacrifice be? What will you be surrendering or destroying in order to attain something greater? Many women will not sacrifice in fear of losing what they already have. It is very common to become attached to a job, or a certain lifestyle that the uncertainty of success will seem like some sort of delusion versus being a reachable, attainable manifestation of your soul’s mission. The lazy are allergic to elbow grease, blood, sweat and tears, the fearful are stunted by comforts. Being stagnant and accepting the mundane as life is the difference between successful and unsuccessful people. The power of change is inside all of us, but you must not be afraid of your own strength. It is unacceptably selfish not to do what your heart desires because your purpose inevitably inspires others to draw motivation to do the same.

Pain and struggle are the opposites of joy and abundance but this just means they are complimentary to the completion of the greater whole. Pain and struggle are the balance to success and is the work out that each dream and aspiration must excercise to become strong. Your will must be sharp enough to push you when you are winded. Your vision must be wide enough that you must always be able to see it, no matter what clouds around you. Be proud of what you have accomplished and let that drive you to your next goal. Don’t be afraid of the hard work, be afraid of the inertia.  You are worthy of the absolute best you can give you.  But don’t think you are exempt of paying the cost to be the Boss.

 

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  1. Great words of wisdom. They could have never been spoken better. Thanks for sharing. This reading was most appropriate for my NOW!

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