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Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.
-- J. Willard Marriott
 

 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Life is not easy

Often, life is not easy. But then, it doesn’t really have to be easy to be great.

Meaningful achievement is never easy. And yet, as difficult as it is, that achievement will bring great satisfaction, value and inspiration to your life.

Relationships are not easy. However, those relationships can bring immense richness to every aspect of your existence.

It’s not easy to stay disciplined or focused or physically fit. It’s not easy to manage dozens of conflicting priorities.

Even so, when you choose to deal with life’s challenges and difficulties as they come, you are able to transform them. You have the opportunity to transform those ups and downs, those frustrations, discomforts and inconveniences into genuine fulfillment.

Yes, many times life is not easy. And yet it is precisely because of the difficulties that you’re able to make life great.

— Ralph Marston

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