In your quest to accomplish significant goals, there will be people who oppose you and even hope you fail. Personal attacks hurt, especially when the criticism is unjustified, but criticism is a necessary evil, often at the forefront of those who lead.
Listen to constructive criticism, but do not spend valuable time and energy worrying about those who may oppose you. Instead, focus on those who are ready and willing to help. When you expect opposition, you will be prepared rather than surprised.
Naysayers are good at what they do and never cease at their work. They are the motivators that indirectly encourage you to accomplish whatever you set out to do. What better way of thanking them than by becoming better than you already are? Whatever you do, do not allow naysayers to get into your mind and create self-doubt. Continue on your pursuit, hold your head up high, and keep a smile on your face. Do not get even – get better! Achievement is the ultimate revenge.
We are going to face many challenges throughout our lifetime. It is how you handle those challenges that set you apart from the rest. Challenges help develop our character and sensitize us to others going through similar experiences.
If we didn’t experience any challenges in life, it would create more harm than good. How else would we learn about work ethic and respect for what we have? Our experiences and hardships are sometimes overwhelming, but its purpose is to bring about unconditional growth in us.
As you take a hard look at your life, you must be prepared to feel more, think more, question more, hurt more, and do more to fulfill your life’s purpose and find peace within.
Sometimes when you are not in tune with what you desire out of life, you may find yourself susceptible to situations or people that are unbecoming of you.
What you often experience in life is a result of what you choose to undergo. To maintain a healthy lifestyle, you must remain steadfast in what you will and will not tolerate.
Many people you interact with are a manifestation of what your mind believes you need. Regardless of the type of relationships created, they are as they are because you are supporting the continuation of such.
There are times when serious issues must be dealt with, even if the process and consequences could be painful. Don’t let an attractive proposal or individual seduce you into lowering your moral principles as a condition of their friendship, companionship, or employment.
As human beings, we have the right to choose. Unfortunately, some people take away this right for selfish reasons or cultural beliefs. An extreme example is slavery and forced marriages. More common abuses are lying and cheating.
Imagine meeting someone new and taking a personal interest in them. During preliminary conversations, this person does not reveal that they are in a committed relationship. As time goes on, you develop a physical and emotional connection with this person and later discover they are actively involved in another relationship.
While it may be easy to carry out our lives in an oblivious manner, others should not suffer from selfish choices made on their behalf and without their input. Honesty gives others freedom of choice.
Welcome to the Journey of Life’s Lessons. We all have a journey before us. It is up to you to decide which path to take.
You can either follow the roadmap that reveals the safest routes and obstacles to avoid, travel without a map, and spend additional time taking detours or rely on your inner guide to propel you forward to new destinations. Whatever road you take, they are all on the way to getting you to your final destination.
As you embark on this journey, you will encounter many people. Some will travel with you for an extended period creating extra baggage. Some will need help alongside the road. Some will bring you to a complete halt
requiring major servicing, and some will help you get closer to your destination. We are to trust and be grateful for each set of circumstances we encounter along the way and seek to understand the journey. Remember to reflect on how far you have come versus how far you have to go and live out your purpose each day.
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