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All Things Are Difficult Before They Are Easy

Woman Standing Outdoors
Photo by Bryan Martinez

Thomas Fuller was right when he said, “All things are difficult before they are easy.” I have always believed that we can achieve our dreams. Whatever your dreams are, whatever you are trying really hard to achieve in your life, it is going to be difficult before it gets easy. Do not give up. Do not tell yourself that you can’t get it done. You can. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. Believe in your talent. Believe in your ability to get things done. Do not throw your dreams away. Put it in front of you. If you want to achieve your goals in your life, you must keep your dreams in your heart. You must sing it every day. You must live it every day. You must water it every day.

“If you want to achieve your dreams, you must keep them in your heart.”

If you ignore your dreams, they will ignore you. But if you nurture them, they will never leave you. It is important to nurture your dreams. It is not going to be easy. But if others can do it, you can do it. Your dreams are not impossible. They are possible. If your dreams are not happening right now, don’t give up. Because giving up your dream is not the solution to your situation. Nurture your dreams. If you want your dreams to die, ignore them. But if you want your dreams to live, you must nurture them. You must work them. You must live them. You must write them down. You must visit them every day. If not, they will not survive this hostile world we live in.

“It is your responsibility to make your dreams come true. If you don’t , who will?”

Your dreams will survive if you don’t ignore them. It is your responsibility to grow them. But you can’t grow your dreams if you don’t care for them. If you want them to survive, you have got to care for them. If you love your dreams, do not ignore them. No matter how hard, no matter how tough, stick with them. In the words of Sam Glenn, “You have to take responsibility for your life; if you don’t, who will?” Yes, he is right. You are responsible for making your dreams come true. If you don’t do it for yourself, who will? If you don’t take responsibility for your future, who will? If you don’t stick with your dreams, who will?

“Do not fail yourself.”

Every Winner Has Scars

Two Fighters Doing Sparring Match
Photo by John Keller

Do not hide your scars. Because where you are going in your life is more important than your scars. Do not wear anything to cover your scars. Let them out. Reveal them to the world. Be proud of your life. Be proud of your journey.

It is through our scars that we learn humility. It is through our scars that we learn more about ourselves. And it is through humility that we endure our scars.

Your life is more important than your scars. Instead of hiding your defeats, your failures, your disappointments, why not celebrate them? Don’t say, “Why me?” Say to yourself, “Thank you, Lord.” Whatever you are going through in your life, do not give up. Do not see it as a problem. See challenges as opportunities to grow yourself, your life, your career.

Do not be afraid to try something new. If you fail at first, try again. Be passionate about your life. The problem is to stay passionate about your life. There are always going to be problems, challenges. You can’t live a problem-free life. It is how you handle your problems that will make all the difference. Herbert N. Casson said, “There are always obstacles and competitors. There is never an open road, except the wide road that leads to failure. Every great success has always been achieved by fight. Every winners has scars. The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.” If you want to succeed, you must face your inner demons.