Being strong doesn’t mean you won’t have tough days. It doesn’t mean you won’t have setbacks and disappointments. It does not mean thing will flow smooth everyday. Being strong means that in spite of all the obstacles you encounter you will stand firm and overcome.
Too often we expect to see overnight success. Take a lesson from the farmer. First he plows the land, then he plant the crops. He has to ensure that it get the right amount of water and fertilizer and he also has to get rid of those weed that will hinder the growth of the crop. Use this lesson in your life. Identify the goal you want to achieve. Work on it. Give it your time and attention. You will also have to face the task of removing people from your live who hinders your growth. In the end you will reap that harvest.
Sometimes you might get impatient that life is not happening as fast as you want it to. Others seem to be moving ahead while you seem stuck. Do not give up hope or become disheartened. It takes preparation to achieve greatness and you have to be prepared for success before you can achieve it.
God is never deaf to our prayers. He doesn’t always answer as fast as we expect, but His timing is always right. We just need to be patient and have faith.
One day you will look back and remember all the people who hurt you and you will smile at how far you have come. You will be proud at how much you have overcome because you believed in yourself and you didn’t quit.
Believe that your life has purpose. Believe that you are here for a reason. Believe that you are of no less importance than anyone else. Believe that you deserve the best of what life has to offer. Believe that you are worthy of love and happiness.
Many of life’s failure is a direct result of people giving up in the face of adversity. Too often we get impatient and give up before we get to that point where we overcome those obstacles and experience success. We sometimes forget that success is a process and often it cannot be rushed.
There are many successful people today who overcame adversity to get to where they are. Oprah Winfrey had a difficult childhood. She was molested by family members and lost a child when she was 14. Yet she rose above her circumstances and today is one of the most successful women in America. Thomas Edison failed 1000 times before he created the light bulb. Steve Harvey was homeless for three years but that didn’t stop him from becoming successful. Bill Gates first businesses failed, today he is one of the richest man in the world. Jay Z couldn’t get signed to any record label. He created his own and today is one of the richest rapper.
These people made it and so can you. Find someone who inspire you, someone who made it despite adversity. Use that person as a motivation in your live to stay focused and determined in your quest to achieve your own success. The key to it all is to never give up.