Life Note: Perseverance

rough or smooth

As we say you never step in the same river twice, so does every destination apparently not travelled using the same route. Sometimes, it is tempting to take the shortcut, but do you really learn or experience new things along the way? I guess NO!, and even if you do, it may not be that great compared to someone who diligently did the opposite. As such, whenever you are faced with another challenge in the future, how will you cope with unfamiliar or similar circumstances? After all, we learn from the past to correct the future. In the words of Winston Churchill, “the further backward you look, the further forward you can see”. In other words, “who controls the past controls the future” – Robert Kiyosaki. Therefore, it pays to draw on past issues: learn from it, adapt to yourself, and improve upon it. According to Joyce Meyer, “you never really know yourself until you see yourself under pressure”. Therefore, if we get to know ourselves when we are being pressured, which path do you think will help us to know more about ourselves, rough or smooth?

What I understand from the above insights, especially from Meyer is that: you never really know yourself until you accept to take the rough route (road) which may seem impossible to complete, although difficult but with an aptitude of diligence or perseverance, you’ll go through that rough route, and finally complete the challenging journey successfully; and when you look back, far away from the start to the end point (i.e. the trails), you’ll gladly say something like this: wooow I made it, what an incredible journey! And you become so enthuse to take up another challenge because you’ve a great lesson to rely on to adapt and improve further, and also willing to offer guidance or tips to those coming from that rough route because you believe you learn best when you teach others. No matter how hard it gets, it pays to persevere; for great is your reward at the end of the journey…

Take away message: A journey of 1000 miles begin with 1 step, but remember not to give up, keep pushing as long as you live because human beings never stop learning, and just one day you’ll reap abundantly from your effort. Hence “nothing ever great was ever achieved without enthusiasm” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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