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Storms of Life
Expecting a life with no storms is as naïve as expecting daytime that never gives way to night time. It is simply not possible to cruise through life and never have to face any form of resistance.
Of course, different people meet up with challenges of different kinds and magnitudes all at different times but the bottom line is we all do.
Realizing this is motivation enough to begin to toughen up and never act like something alien is happening to you whenever you go through a rough patch.
It is this realization that can get you moving forward knowing that a smoother patch definitely awaits you at the end of the seemingly never-ending storms.
It is clear from the definition that we cannot even speak of perseverance unless a situation far from the ideal exists.
In a season where you have mastered good habits and are practicing them every day while checking all the boxes on your to-do lists and functioning in high spirits, you do not need anyone to encourage you to keep on keeping on.
It comes as naturally as accelerating down a hill. It is when discouragement hits or you are faced with opposition from within or without that endurance becomes a thing to be considered a necessity.“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” – Emma Watson Click To Tweet
When previous failures loom over your head threatening to resurface while you are on a new course of action, then is the need to learn how to persevere.
Let us dive into the essence of possible resistances you need to overcome in your journey to victory according to the rendering above.
Have you ever studied hard for a test or an exam only to fail it? You may have literally done your best and gone out of your way to do due diligence but got the shock of your life when the results came.
“Storms make trees take deeper roots.” –Dolly Parton
Discouraging, wasn’t it? Imagine though if everyone who ever experienced such threw in the towel and stopped studying for good. Very few geniuses would make it through most of the challenging studies out there.
It is normal for you to question if what you are studying is even the right niche for you and feel the temptation to drop it already.
Sometimes this is a good idea but mostly it is not. Whatever the endeavor may be, it could be that you are marketing a new product or idea or you are a salesperson trying to boost your sales or you just want to get more value from your time in your job or vocation.
Expect negative feedback and results here and there and be prepared to encourage yourself from the inside to learn whatever lessons your drawbacks may bring but keep moving forward with a strong focus on your expected goals.
You may have a noble idea or plan that you are carrying out but find that enemies of your cause are out there to frustrate your efforts.
These may be people in high places of authority capable of destroying you and your project. Stop and think of ways to go around the situation while maintaining your good moral and spiritual standards.
Always remember, where there is a will there is a way. When they shut the doors in your face, look for another opening and storm in.
In most cultures, failure is so frowned upon that people inherently develop tense feelings of fear, shame, or stress towards it. This is very crippling considering that we learn best by making mistakes.“Every flower must grow through dirt.” –Laurie Sennott Click To Tweet
Sometimes we need to see things in a state of error so that we may know how they should be in their perfect state. It would do you some good to welcome failure with wide-open arms and know that your learning process is made excellent by it.
Begin anything in your life with the liberating mentality that “I will probably mess up at the beginning and along the way” so that when you do actually miss it, you won’t make such a big deal about it.
In conclusion, there is no denying that sometimes the world may seem to be gathering up all its forces to render your efforts void but remember that for everyone else it is so.
Those that seem to be swift-sailing have only learned to curb themselves in the face of negativity or the storms of life. Some seem to exhibit great successes but if you got close enough to them you would hear the stories of their fair shares of struggles that they had to learn to ignore in order to become winners.
Be encouraged every day and as many times as you need to in order to achieve your goals and live that desired life.
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