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Difficulties Are God’s Errands

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“Victory belongs to the most persevering.”- Napoleon 1 of France

There is strength in overcoming obstacles. We grow when we overcome obstacles. We do great things when we overcome obstacles. Whether we like it or not, if we want to grow , we must face our obstacles. We must defeat them. If not, we can’t move forward. According to Henry Ward Beecher, “Difficulties are God’s errands; and when we are sent upon them, we should esteem it a proof of God’s confidence,- as a compliment from God.”

“I attempt a difficult work; but there is no excellence without difficulty.”- Ovid

We don’t see problems as gifts. We see them as problems. Remember, when you focus on problems, you create more problems for yourself.

To change that, instead of focusing on your problems, why not focus on what you can do about your problems? To put it simply, why not focus on solutions? When you are faced with a difficult issue, do not run from it. Look at it, analyze it, and get to work. Do not think of a problem as a problem, but as an opportunity to grow. When you see something as a problem, it becomes a real problem. As Helen Keller once said, “You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere, and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.” Yes, there is power in overcoming obstacles. What do you think?

“Do not think of a problem as a problem, but as an opportunity to grow.”

If You Cannot Be Good To All, Be Good To Yourself

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Choose to be good to yourself. Whatever you do, love it. Wherever you are, be there. You are here on earth for a purpose. Your job is go after that purpose. Your job is not to close your eyes, but to open them to opportunities. As the saying goes, “Opportunities are everywhere.” It is true, but if you don’t open your eyes, you can’t see anything.

It is not what you look at that matters. It is what you see that matters. To see yourself, you must be closer to yourself. You must appreciate your life. You are not here to occupy people’s spaces, but to occupy your own space. Your space is your space. It belongs to you.

You are who you are. Don’t change anything about yourself. Love everything about yourself. If you are a small person, celebrate it. If you are a short person, appreciate it. If you are not too smart, there is a reason for it. If you are not rich, celebrate what you have. Enjoy what you have, and more will come to you.

Again, as the saying goes, “If you celebrate what you have, you will have more to celebrate.” No matter what, my friend, always celebrate your life. Because if you don’t celebrate what you already have, you will have little to celebrate in the future. Be grateful for your life. If you cannot be good to everybody, be really good to yourself. Can you?