Tag: Growth

The Main Thing Is…

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What is the main thing? According to Auguste Rodin, “The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live. Be a man before being an artist.” The main thing in life is to grow, not to stagnate. If you are not growing yourself, then you are stagnating. Do not get stuck in a rut. If you are not happy with what you are doing, then it is not the main thing for you. If you are stuck in a rut, then it is not the main thing for you. Do not be afraid to pursue the main thing, the thing that makes you happy, the thing that brings love, hope, and peace into your life. Yes, the world wants you to be different. Do not follow people, follow yourself. But that does not mean you shouldn’t listen to people. Listen to people, but follow your heart, your soul. Be brave. Do not give in to fear. And do not forget to follow the main thing- love!

Learn To Work And Wait

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Do what you are good at, not what you are bad at. Strength comes from doing what you are good at. Learn to work and wait for your time. Yes, waiting time is really hard, but its fruit is the best. Do not stop working. Do not stop waiting. Do not stop achieving. As Henry Wardsworth Longfellow once said, “Still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor and to wait.” Never stop working. Never stop waiting. But do not just waste your time waiting for what you have not planted in the ground to grow. Waiting for what is not going to grow, waiting for what is not going to make your life better is a total waste of your precious time. Do not do that. If you want to achieve success, you must learn to work and to wait. Ray Palmer said, “We are waiting, master, waiting, Wayworn, pressed with toils and strife; Waiting, hoping, watching, praying, Till we reach the gate of life.”