All Things Are Difficult Before They Are Easy

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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.”

Never Think That You’re Not Good Enough Yourself

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Anthony Trollope once said, “Never think that you’re not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning.” You should never think that. Because you are a special human being.

“The purpose of living is growth.”

God didn’t create you by mistake. God created you for a purpose. You are here for a reason that is bigger than you. And that reason should be your mission. Do not make yourself smaller than you really are. People will treat you the way you want to be treated.

“Never think that you’re not good enough yourself.”- Anthony Trollope

You are good enough. You are smart enough. You are tall enough. You are rich enough. You are beautiful enough. You are you. You are here to follow your dreams. You are here to achieve your dreams. You are not here to compete with anybody. You are here to compete with yourself.

Whether you are rich or poor, you are good enough for yourself. Whether you are tall or short, you are good enough for yourself. Whether you are smart or not, you are good enough for yourself. Whether you have a degree or not, you are good enough for yourself. Whether you have a job or not, you are good enough for yourself. Because you are good enough for yourself. You are not doing people’s things. You are doing your own thing.

“You are here to live your life, not to prove yourself to anybody.”

As Maya Angelou once said, “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” Yes, “you have nothing to prove to anybody.” You are here to live your life, not to prove yourself to anybody. Even though you want to prove yourself to someone, prove yourself to yourself. That is it!