A wise woman once told me that only in the dictionary comes success before work. For sure that is a hard lesson to learn and ever so easy to forget. We all want overnight success, without having to put in the effort. We often look at others, see how successful they are, or are jealous of what effortlessly seems to have been achieved. Instant success. Except we do not see the long hours of preparation or study that goes into that. No one grew their business or learned their skill overnight.
Am often reminded of the verse in the Bible in James 1:12 where it says:
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
Perseverance means persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
Falling down, getting up, pushing on, having that dream front and centre in the mind.
With that it’s important to have people cheering you on, ‘having your back’. Those who talk with you, pray with you, remind you sometimes not to give up but keep trying.
Success, the achieving of ones goals… I will keep on trying.. what about you?