What critical qualities define any sort of achievement?
It doesn’t matter whether achievement is winning an oscar, learning to sing, starting a business or raising a child; nothing good ever happens without overcoming multiple obstacles.
It is impossible to achieve anything without attaining the personal qualities of both persistence and determination. When obstacles come and pressure builds, these two qualities enable a person to continue to seek progress, to ask the right questions, to find their way around or through their road block.
Can you build courage, can you learn persistence, can you become increasingly determined?
When obstacles appear, do not panic or flee, simply remain, stare down your foe and wait for courage to come.
2013 Copyright Seven Sentences – Persistence And Determination
The kind of questions that pray on our insecurity, that paralyze us with fear, that keep us bound to a state of constant inadequacy.
These are not good questions.
Don’t waste time wondering if you are talented enough; the question is nearly always asked from a position of insecurity, from a base of expected failure.
As a small child I remember being convinced that I couldn’t swim without holding onto a soccer ball as a flotation device… until one day my father roughly pulled the ball away from me AND I swum like a champion to the end of the swimming pool.
You can do amazing things when you let go of all that keeps you comfortable…
Imagine a world where nobody ever laughed. I think I may have accidentally stumbled into a living room in hell.
G.K.Chesterton once said that “Joy is the serious business of heaven.”
Changing the world can be a joyless business but what life can be found in bringing laughter to your brothers soul. Don’t aim so high, that you forget that it is the simple things that make the biggest difference.
The importance of laughter should never be underestimated.
There is something holy in laughter, something divine and something pure, comedians maybe the rockstars in heaven.