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Success is never certain. Failure is never final.
-- Robert Schuller


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

When the challenges are great

When the challenges are great, so are the rewards. If the journey is long, there is much value to be gained in making it.

When people criticize what you’re doing, it means you’re making a difference. When you keep encountering obstacles, it means you’re moving forward.

Just because you experience life’s difficulties is not a reason to be dismayed. Keep in mind that the more solidly you’re making progress the more resistance you’ll feel.

Feel the resistance, and realize that the very fact you’re feeling it push against you means you’re pushing forward through it. Feel the palpable sense of progress, and keep going.

Just on the other side of challenge is achievement. Just on the other side of the obstacle you’re facing is your next step on the path forward.

Persist through one challenge, and another, and another. You’ll emerge as a much stronger person, having created great new value in your world.

— Ralph Marston

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