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Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
-- Winston Churchill


Friday, January 2, 2009

Reservoir of strength

Many of your greatest blessings can stay buried for years under layers of comfort and complacency. Often, you realize the full value of those blessings only when difficulties come along.

Life’s most serious challenges do not arrive so as to punish you. Rather, they serve to shine a light on what is truly meaningful and valuable.

You have strengths and skills that you may never know about until a crisis compels you to uncover them and put them to use. In times of great difficulty, you are forced to call upon a reservoir of strength you may have never before known you had.

When life throws great challenges at you, that’s not the time to give up on the values and dreams that mean the most to you. In fact, that’s the ideal time to reconnect with the very best that is within you.

Within your most treasured values you will find your greatest motivation, inspiration, creativity, effectiveness and strength. With each challenge, you have a new opportunity to discover new dimensions of your skills and strengths.

When the difficulties arise, be true to the authentic dreams and values you hold dear. Tap into your reservoir of strength, and rise above each challenge to a higher level of true fulfillment.

— Ralph Marston

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