4. You can’t learn the best lessons in life when it’s easy:
There was a time a couple of years ago when I was struggling about a part of my life, and others kept saying how lucky I was to have everything I want and I would force a smile and think, “Yeah, right”. Sometimes you may think that if someone seems to have everything perfect going on, they have lesser trials; but sometimes they’re given more hardships to deal with that we’re unaware of. While it’s true that others are luckier than most, generally those who want anything more than what they have must work hard for it. I am grateful that I have met a lot of people from different walks of life, some are wealthy, some are famous, and there are some who possesses both. However, what I’ve noticed that almost all of them have worked their sweat, blood, and tears day and night to get to where they are right now. They use all the blessings they have from inheritance, talents, ingenuity, charm, and other strengths to revolutionize their lives. There’s no point in wishing to be part of the Fortune Global 500 when you’re not actually working seven days a week to fit the image you have in mind. If we want what the most successful among us have, we better be ready to push ourselves beyond our limit.
Today I may not have achieved every goal I’ve set to reach, but I’m proud of what I’ve done so far. I’m no longer afraid to move out of my comfort zone, as success calls for equal parts of commitment and lots of patience. We must never lose faith in ourselves and especially with God.