We must see things how they are instead of how we hope, wish or expect them to be.
You may not be there yet. But you’re closer than yesterday.
Always remember: you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
When you fail, and fail, and fail again—and keep getting back up on your feet and keep learning from your failures—you are building strength, tenacity, experience, and wisdom. And people who develop such qualities are capable of sustaining their success
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,
2 Timothy 2:15
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth
“The most successful people reach the top not because they are free of limitations, but because they act in spite of their limitations.”
–Michael K. Williams
“Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.”
— Mary Lou Retton
“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”
–J. K. Rowling
“The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another.”
–Alexander Graham Bell
Leaders Leading Leaders
Changing our vision
There was a very wealthy man who was bothered by severe eye pain. He consulted many physicians and was being treated by several. He did not stop consulting a galaxy of medical experts; he consumed heavy loads of drugs and underwent hundreds of injections. But the ache persisted with more vigour than before.
At last, a monk who was supposed to be an expert in treating such patients was called for by the suffering man. The monk understood his problem and said that for sometime he should concentrate only on green colours and not to let his eyes fall on any other colours. It was a strange prescription, but he was desperate and decided to try it.
The millionaire got together a group of painters and purchased barrels of green paint and directed that every object his eye was likely to fall to be painted green just as the monk had directed. When the monk came to visit him after few days, the millionaire’s servants ran with buckets of green paint and poured it on him since he was in red dress, lest their master see any other colour and his eye ache would come back.
Hearing this, the monk laughed and said “If only you had purchased a pair of green spectacles, worth just a few dollars, you could have saved these walls and trees and pots and all other articles and also could have saved a large share of his fortune. You cannot paint the world green.”
Let us change our vision and the world will appear accordingly. It is foolish to shape the world, let us shape ourselves first.