Struggle

27 Nov

Few things we desire come without effort. Some things come easily but there is often push back of some sort when we’re trying to do something new. Like an ongoing tug of war, we press ahead and then something happens that makes us step back a bit. The easy, clear, paved roads we hope for may happen once in a while, but most of the time there will be complications, detours, roadblocks, and trouble. We all want to be successful and stay focused enough to continue forward, even when there are problems ahead. The struggle to accomplish something isn’t always easy, and may at times threaten to overcome us. It can be hard and frustrating, but as we unravel each issue, we learn incredibly valuable lessons that teach us more about ourselves and the world around us. The old saying of “No pain, no gain,” comes into play. As we tumble and twist trying to find the right way ahead, we uncover much knowledge and gain wisdom that enhances us and enriches our understanding. If everything was easy to obtain, there would be little value in the experience. We know what we want, and even if the road to it is rocky and treacherous, filled with all kinds of complications and doubt, we can find our way. We don’t have to look at the whole process at once. We can take the next step and solve one problem at a time. Inch by inch we’ll get closer to the goal and with persistence and determination, will reach our destination. When we get there, we will be stronger and wiser for what we’ve accomplished and will carry all our gained knowledge forward with us. Each time we overcome an obstacle, we gain something. Our lives are a reflection of every experience we have. Every dream is possible and with patience and dedication we can reach great success.

Suppose we had our own individual genie who could grant us anything we desired. At first, it would be exciting filling our lives with all the things we’ve dreamed about. But in time, the thrill would dissipate as we realize gaining everything without earning anything feels hallow. Pushing through complications and solving problems are what bring us great satisfaction and benefit. As we learn and grow, our lives are augmented and enhanced, and we gain greater confidence moving forward.

Trying new things and reaching for new goals always carries some risk. Things will likely go wrong, and because we’re on new ground, we may take a wrong turn, or make a big mistake in judgement. If we don’t want to take any risks, we can try to keep our lives exactly as they are. But staying where we are will never open new horizons. Life is a great blessing. What we do with it is up to us. We have enough courage and wisdom to reach further and see how far we can go. There are unlimited things to learn and with each step we will find great joy in our discoveries.

Today if you’re struggling to get to a new goal, and the road is complicated and difficult, trust yourself. You know what you want and nothing can keep you from it. Every destination is possible and you have everything you need to prevail. Be confident. You are amazing and capable, and every dream can come true. Take another step forward. You will succeed.

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