Doers do, and critics criticize. It’s interesting that critics think their way is the only way to do something. Some of them really want to do that thing they’re criticizing, but they are so busy criticizing that they fail leave the time to do that very thing.
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“Life isn’t about how hard you can hit; it’s about how much you can get hit and keep moving forward.” – Rocky Balboa
(Movie, Balboa 2006)
Everyone has negative situations occur in their lives. Negative happens to all of us. There’s no escaping it. There are two things you need to do when you are facing adversity.
Before I tell you what they are, I want to prove it to you with your help. You’ll get it by taking note of the person and his behavior I’ll talk about in my anecdote.
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“The artist doesn’t have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don’t have the time to read reviews.”
– William Faulkner
Energy and Persistence Conquer all things. – Benjamin Franklin
If you have lived long enough, you’ll have noticed that there is a natural order to things. It takes a while for us to see that order sometimes, but its there. It’s always there. God has put it there in hopes that we would see it and discover a law in effect.
Lets looks at some examples. I ‘ll call this the law of persistence. When you and I exercise consistently, do we not get more fit? Have you ever seen trees grow in places that would seem impossible for them grow? Did you know it took 5-6 million years for the Colorado River to form the Grand Canyon? Now that’s persistent.
What all these examples have in common is opposition, resistance – something in the way of it’s objective. Now, is that the blessing or the curse? I guess it depends on how we decide to look at it. Those of us that have goals don’t have 6 million years to achieve them. If we don’t take into account we have limited time, I vote this way of looking at resistance is a curse. However; if we look at the obstacles as a necessary factor in development, that is the blessing. We all have the ability to adapt. God designed it that way. We adapt in our minds if we have the mental capacity to do so, and we adapt in our bodies. If that’s true, then why don’t we all have what we want? That’s another seminar, but one of the most obvious reasons is what I call the challenge vs comfort rule. Comfort is nice. It doesn’t require much mental or physical energy. There is no pain. That’s the permanent sweet spot for most of us. You know what I’m talking about. It’s much easier to eat that slice of pecan pie that’s 800 calories than it is to do 800 calories of exercise to burn it off. To achieve, we must press on until. That requires energy, pain, sacrifice, and discipline. In other words, putting ourselves in the challenge zone.
So what’s pushing you no? What has you frustrated? What situation is nonsense to you to deal with, but necessary to conquer in order to achieve your goal? Don’t be discouraged. Press on. I’m going to talk to you like I talk to myself. Look the damn problem in the eye and kick it’s ass. I kick your problems *%!. You will eventually win. If you don’t achieve your goal when you want, at least you’ll be a lot further along.
Smile and be blessed.
Some days, it’s harder getting stated than others. Could it be I forgot my coffee?
He who demands little gets it. -Ellen Glasgow.
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