Struggle Leads To Strength

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Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.” — Robert Tew

We all have experienced going through a struggle. When we are in the mist of a struggle we see no end in sight. We see no end in sight because our attention is on the struggle. Sometimes we got to go through a struggle before we can get to the next level of growth. Struggles are designed to help us discover how we deal with life and people. When we experience feelings of hopelessness and helplessness in a mist of a struggle, we can remind ourselves that we have gone through difficulties before and that the feelings of hopelessness and helplessness is just feelings. And feelings come and they go. We just have to allow ourselves to take a few steps back to see that the struggle is not permanent but only temporary. So we don’t have to give up.

 

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A True Measure

The Measure of a Man

Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success.”— Cullen Hightower

If we were hanging around successful people, if we like it or not, will be influenced directly or indirectly by them. Success begets success. It is nice to see that we can have a positive influence on another sometimes without us knowing. It is a complement when someone else has gained success because of our example we set for ourselves.  Don’t we want everyone who took the time to put in the effort to succeed? When we see success in another person, it gives us hope that we can succeed in anything we wish to do in our lives. And as the successful person sees that his or her success has benefited others, then he and/or she feels a true measure of worth in themselves and in others.

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Be What You Are

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Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.”— Julius Charles Hare

It is okay to admire someone. Admiration is really about seeing the same qualities in us of someone else. It’s only a concern when we feel a need to be more like the person we admire for us to feel good about ourselves. We then run the risk of comparing ourselves to others. However, there is no need to compare ourselves with another when each and every one of us is unique. We each bring a unique perspective to the world. Therefore, it is all right to be what we are because it requires less energy than if we were to be someone else we are not. Since it take less energy to be ourselves, and then we can use all our energy to being the best of what we are and experience the freedom of expressing that to the world.

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We Do or Fail To Do

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Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do.”— Dhammapada

When we give our attention to what others do or fail to do, we neglect to focus our attention on what we do or fail to do. There are some things we do that will not be enough or we do the wrong things expecting results. And of course there are things we fail to do because we just don’t want to do them. There are things we must do if we want to succeed. It is easy to think of things to do, than to do them. Thinking about doing something is just a delay. Effort takes time, energy and most of all patience when we are in the learning-how stages. Some learnings are dry but necessary and some are stimulating.

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Life Begins When We Do

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Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.”— W.M. Lewis

It is within our best interest to start our lives today. Sometimes or another we have dreamed about doing something with our lives but haven’t made it real. So what stops us from making our dreams real in our personal lives? Sometimes we think we have all the time in the world. At least we thought about that when we were much younger. As we get older, we see that time is no longer on our side anymore and then we feel forced to decide what we want to do that’s worthwhile in our lives. Some things are better late than never to do in our lives. We could never fulfill all our dreams but if we just pick two or more things to do in our lives then we will see that our lives have begun.

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Discover New Oceans

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Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”— Andre Gide

For us to move forward, we must let go of old ideas. It does take courage to risk stepping into new territory. It is natural to respond with some trepidation when we’re unfamiliar with something. Fear is useful for self-preservation whether that’s physical and/or psychological. It’s only natural to scan for danger on an unfamiliar territory before proceeding. So there must be an education and then preparation if we want to discover new oceans. Learning is the key to loosening up our biases. Learning helps us to know what we need to prepare for in our journey. If we are unprepared, then indeed our fears will become real. Let us instead take on our day with the courage to look beyond our scope to make discoveries. It’s never too late to learn the new.

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Another Chance To Change

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Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“Every new day is another chance to change your life.”— Unknown

When we look back in regret of our past, we are not giving ourselves another chance to change our life. We make ourselves feel powerless when we think we can change our past. The good news is that it is within our power today to change our life and, that we can be grateful when a new day arrives so that we can continue on making positive changes. Milton Erickson once said to a bride and groom that they should leave a trial of happiness…and to look forward in looking back. It is hard to make changes in our lives when we’re looking only at past regrets. However, if we start looking back at what good things we have done with our lives that made us happy, and then we would want to look forward for a new day in doing more of a good thing.

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The Smallest Deeds

One Good Deed

Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.”— John Burroughs

It is so easy to say that we want to do great things in our lives. It is also easy to feel overwhelmed with anxiety to expect to do great things but only to be left with great intentions. Our egos think that for us to feel good about ourselves we ought to do grandiose things in our lives. But if we start slowly accomplishing small deeds, then we will have continuity to accomplish bigger deeds. Because by the time we get from accomplishing the smallest deeds to accomplishing the biggest deeds, we would have gain genuine confidence, experience and maturity. Therefore, we will be ready to handle the big deeds in our lives. It is all right to settle for small deeds. Small deeds can be like seeds. They will continue to grow long after the deeds are done, and as long as they are properly planted in enriched soil, with plenty of sunshine, and water.

 

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Remake Ourselves

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Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as being able to remake ourselves.”— Mahatma Gandhi

If we continuously allow ourselves to be affected by unpleasant events that we can’t control, then it is time for an internal change. Clearly, this is not to imply that we’re giving up on changing the world but instead by changing the world we first start with ourselves. Although we can’t force change on someone else, this is not to imply that we should force change on ourselves. Changing ourselves should be made gradually for it to last. Change is a process that shouldn’t be rushed but nurtured through stages. Changing means also learning to adapt to new surroundings. We ought not hold on to the beliefs that everything should stay as they are while everything else is changing.

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Going Beyond Our Limitations

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Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”— Albert Einstein

This quote above demonstrates that acceptance can be very powerful, instead of thinking that we’re the only ones with a limitation or limitations. Everyone we know has limitations especially the ones that we look up to. When we hide our limitations from others, we’re hiding our limitations from ourselves. Therefore, we haven’t accepted the fact that we have them and we must deal with them as they present themselves in our lives. We carry our limitations everywhere we go so they’re a constant reminder. We don’t have to see our limitations as dead ends but we can see them as milestones that we have reached or obtained. In other words, our focus shouldn’t be on our limitations, but instead on what can we do to achieve our goals. Our limitations are just part of us, they don’t have to define us.

 

 

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