Life is bigger than wallowing in despair. To achieve success, to advance yourself, wallowing in despair won’t do it for you.
If you have been do it, it is time to stop. In her book Didn’t See That Coming: Putting Life Back Together When Your World Falls Apart, Rachel Hollis writes, “It’s time. If you want to begin to move forward, then you must stop wallowing in despair and take the next right step to help you move forward.” Do all that you can to move yourself forward.
If you can’t do it now, do it later. You move your life forward or backward by what you do. If you do the right things, you move your life forward. But if you do the wrong things, things that are against you, that are against your soul, you move your life backward. Theron Q. Dumont once said, “By what you do, you either advance or degenerate.” The question is, what are you doing right now to advance yourself?
Jean de La Fontaine once said, “By the work one knows the workman.” By your work, people will know you. By your work, your boss will know you. By your work, the Lord will know you. And by your work, the world will know you. Because you are what you do. And you cannot separate yourself from what you do. If you want people to recognize you, you must do your work really well.
According to Cherie Carter Scott,
“You have succeeded if you have fulfilled your potential; Have you fulfilled your potential? If not, start now. Find out what you can do. And do it.
you have succeeded if you have been true to yourself; Have you been true to yourself? Look, if you lie to yourself, you are not lying to me, you are stealing away from your future. Remember, it is easier to lie to yourself than to lie to others. Do not do it.
you have succeeded if you have truly loved another; Do you love another? Do you even love yourself? If you are comfortable with yourself, then it means you love yourself. Because love is acceptance.
you have succeeded if you have fulfilled your purpose; Have you fulfilled your purpose in life? Have you accomplished why you are here? If you are still looking for your purpose, do not get discouraged. It is never too late to grow up.
you have succeeded if you have made your dreams come true; Have you made your dreams come true? Have you accomplished your purpose? If you do not know what your dreams are, then look for something that makes you happy, then do it.
you have succeeded if you have improved your quality of life; Have you improved the quality of your life? If you are still working on it, keep working. If you have stopped trying, get yourself back up again. Because you are closer to your dreams than you think.
you have succeeded if you have made a difference; Have you made a difference? Have you changed people’s lives? Have you touched people’s hearts? If you have not, now is the right time to start.
and you have succeeded if you can look on your life knowing that you have done your best.” Have you given yourself your best? Have you given your boss your best? Have you lived your best life? Have you done your best work? You still have time to do your best, to be your best, and to give your best. The time is now!