Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The Price Tag to Make a Difference

Don't pray that God will make your life easy -- instead, pray that he will make it worthwhile.

Nothing worthwhile comes easy.  There is a price tag for any measure of accomplishment.  I have never met a successful person who coasted to their desired destination.  You can't win if you merely float.  The only fish in the river that float along are the dead ones.

Some folks thing that if they just sit aorund in their Lazy Boy recliners long enough, success will come knocking on the door.  "Someday my ship will come in."

Perhaps you have great ideas swirling around in your mind.  You have great visionsm dreams and intentions.  However, if you don't do something about it, you are just day-dreaming.  You're acting like a dead fish.

If you wish to go the distance, and make your dreams happen, you must pay the price. There is always a pricetag for achievement.

What is the price?

1)  Hard Work.  People who win in life generally work harder than those who don't.  Those who squeak by fulfilling minimum requirements will never rise to the top.  "Success," said Thomas Edison, "is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration."

2)  Stick-to-it-niveness.  When a job gets hard  and problems pile high, we are all tempted to quit.  The difference between those who make it and those who don't is whether or not they cave into that temptation.  Instead of giving up, give it you all.

3)  Musunderstanding.  Anybody who rises above the ordinary will be misunderstood.  Critics come out of the woodwork when someone begins to accomplish something new and worthwhile.  People often question the actions, motives and even integrity of the brave soul who dares to make a difference.  Consider the whale.  When he rises to the surface and spouts, he gets harpooned.

There is definitely a price to pay, but it's worth the cost.

Wouldn't you rather go out in a blaze of glory than die of dry rot?

No comments: