Dear Hard Work…
I used to hate you. When you called my name, I heard it but I ran away from you. When I knew you were coming, I used to hide from you. When you influenced others to talk to me, I quickly made excuses to get away from you. Afraid of the pain because I didn’t want to get hurt. Afraid to fail, so I didn’t even try. Afraid of your name because of what you have done to others.
Who do you think you are, making me so afraid of who you are? Reflection in the mirror, shadow behind me… I take one step, and you are still ahead of me. Sweat in my face, tears in my eyes. Is there anything that you can’t do?
Now look at me. You made me who I am today and because of you, I have this never-losing, never-giving-up attitude. Quitting? That’s not in my vocabulary. When they quit, I keep going. When they sleep, I work harder. When they say that I can’t and count me out, I show them that I can. When I tell them about my dreams and they laugh, I make sure to laugh last. I am a dream chaser. That means I chase my dream and no one else’s. Only I can defeat me. It’s me against this work you put on it. There’s no losing.
I will not lose!
I came this far and I am not stopping now. Oh, hard work, my dad was right about you. You do pay off, and because of that, I love you. How can I not? I am no longer hiding from you. I am waiting for you. As a matter of fact, where are you? I need you.
Because in hard work I trust! 💥💥☠🤡
I don’t worry about the other guy. If I’m going to be a Leader, I have to keep trying to Persuade regardless of what he’s doing.
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Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
1 PETER 2:21
For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps
You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot–it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.”
“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.”
“Send out a cheerful, positive greeting, and most of the time you will get back a cheerful, positive greeting. It’s also true that if you send out a negative greeting, you will, in most cases, get back a negative greeting.”
Leaders Leading Leaders
A River Full of Crocodiles
A king once decided that it was time for his daughter to get married. He held an event to find the most brave man in the kingdom. Several princes and hundreds of villagers gathered at the event.
At last, the king announced the competition, “I wish to find who among you is the bravest of all. So I have a dangerous mission for you. This river in front of you if full of crocodiles. The one who swims across and reaches the other side will marry my daughter.”
The princes looked at each other, then at the river then at each other again. All of them hesitated to encounter such great danger and were not willing to swim.
Suddenly, the water splashed! A prince jumped in the waters and started swimming like crazy. The masses were screaming in excitement. The man swam across fast and reached the other side.
The king was delighted to see such a brave man, sent a boat to bring him back and ordered his servants to begin the celebrations. The king approached the man and asked him to address the people.
The man agreed and quickly addressed, “First… I would like to know who had pushed and thrown me into the river?”
Sometimes circumstances force us to “jump into deep waters” and take risks that we wouldn’t take otherwise. But this adventure may lead us to great opportunities, in the end!