A Hard Begining Maketh a Good Ending
If you have it all easy you will often be tempted to feel too entitled. Your unfair sense of entitlement will grow into pride and you will start to look down on those whose success is underway. We all have different paths in life, and I am not saying that to encourage you to laze about and do nothing, because that is one sure way to fail. The truth is some of us will have it earlier, and better than others in life to some extent. Some will put in little effort and see the biggest results where others would do the same and have to do it again and again. Some people are fooled into thinking this is life’s punishment, but it is more about preparation and the process. Some who get it right at once are building upon generations of preparation. Chances are you do not have that, your parents were poor or they did not give you as much as those you dream to be like got from their own parents. Keep your cool folks, keep working, and keep learning.
I am telling you from experience that failure is a path of life’s journey. If you have not failed at anything, you have simply not tried anything. It is as good as that and if you must succeed, you must fail at some point. At the time of your failure in any aspect of your life, you would feel the world breaking apart and crashing to pieces. You will hear the naysayers booing at you. You will feel at some point that you can’t even get anything right. It will be hard, complicated, and to say the least, miserable. It is at this point in your life that you have to be strongest. Summon your heart, nerve, and sinew to keep moving and keep pushing. These are the times that will test you to the core, but at the same time, they are the times that will make you a complete man. It may not be a failure in your case, but a sheer inability to live the life of your dreams no matter how hard you work. You may start to think, why is that guy making it so big? I can assure you, however, that a hard small beginning will lead to a great big end with persistence and focus. The moment you start to think about the other guy on your journey to success, you will start to derail. It is about you and how much you are prepared to move and to press on. You can be inspired by the achievements of others, which is a great feeling and something I encourage everyone to cultivate. You can also learn the great mentally and emotionally beneficial practices of others, but aside from those do not for once take build up negative energy just because of the other person. Remember you are the captain of your sheep, and if it ever sails downwards, you’d have yourself to blame.
Be resolved and resolute. A hard beginning is a sign of a good ending, hence we often say that there is always light at the end of the tunnel, and silver linings in the dark cloud. These tough times are meant to prepare you for the better and brighter days ahead. It is your ability to stay focused, unperturbed, and mentally jazzed-up that will propel you through your present tough and trying times, and take you to that place of your wildest imagination. Be strong folks! Be courageous! Tough times make tough people because while those tough times do not last, it takes tough people to survive through the tough times and emerge victoriously. Your hard beginning is your time of work and labor, so do not give a damn if you have got no friends, and each day seems worse. In so far as you have identified your goal and you are working towards building yourself in that direction, it only takes that next act of persistence, patience, and discipline to get to the most revered top. You will get there in a bit if you don’t give up.
No One Has Ever Become Poor By Giving
One thing you must always do in life to succeed is giving. Take a moment and think about any great person you know today who isn’t giving. That simple observation should make you understand that giving is the way to lasting and sustainable success. The billionaires and owners of the fortune 500 companies became so rich by giving to the world. You may say, “Hey, they ask us to pay for all their services”. The truth is they found a way to give to you in a way that nobody else has ever done, or better than anyone else, and in exchange for such magnanimity, you pay some cash. The same goes for celebrities, like famous entertainers, sportsmen, and others. Watching them do what they do makes you happy, and it is for the same immeasurable psychological satisfaction, that you are ready to part ways with a few bucks to get what they have to offer you. Life is about giving, and you will be getting it all wrong if you thought you will be poor from giving. It is in fact the opposite.
You must have heard of the saying that you get out of life what you put into it. Put in positive energy and all the negative people will have no place around you, and they will be back if you do the exact opposite. Life is about giving and if you understand this principle and abide by it, you will get far more than you give and you shall be happy for the rest of your life. Most people miss out on a whole lot by looking only at what they can get. Of course, you will get something, when you give but if you give with the right intention, you will be amazed at how much you shall get back in return. You will meet a lot of people who are poor, and some who go totally broke after getting a lot. Believe me, you will not find someone who has mastered the art of giving among those. Most people actually become poor because they have not found a way to give. If you find a way to give to society, you will get back in many folds, and you will be prosperous forever. That could be another reason why you hear business developers and academics talking about and giving their lives and time to resolving problems. It is hardly the case that they suffer from these problems themselves, but they are committed to it and driven by a sheer passion to give. It is from giving that you will realize the highest satisfaction in your life. Little wonder, the richest one percent of the world population spend a reasonable amount of time finding ways to give back. It works like magic, but believe me, if you give with the right intention, you will never get less in return but more always.
Teach yourself to give folks, you will find the peak of your satisfaction in giving, but it doesn’t just end there. When you give, the world will work out ways of giving back to you, and you shall spend the rest of your days in abundance. Are you thinking about what to do with that passion of yours, or that big idea you have been having for so long, consider giving today, and change your story forever? As you go through life, you will bump into broken dejected, and pitiable people. Keep in mind, though, that no one has ever become poor by giving, neither will you become poor by doing so. Give be happy and watch the magic happen