Monday, June 11, 2007

It Gets Harder Before It Gets Better

I received a call from a client yesterday. She was feeling discouraged. The pressures of every-day, compounded by overdue bills were getting her down.

With the cost of living skyrocketing, a slow economy, tax burdens and income increase stagnation, it is no wonder many Americans are feeling stressed and pressured.

Together with the socio-economic factors, are a bunch of external issues that also want a "piece of us." Enemies of peace, harmony and good health, are constantly competing to tear down the mind and heart of millions. Consequently, we witness daily the loss of hope, faith, joy and health.

Indeed, the socio-economic landscape may seem bleak. But I tell you one thing, do not allow the enemy of your mind -- doubt, fear, resentment, worry, anger, frustration, etc.-- to tear you down! Your state of mind and gladness of heart does not have to depend on political decisions and Wall Street.

It does depend on your clarity of vision and ability to grow and strengthen your faith so you can persevere when the tough times come. Lift your eyes to the sky on a cloudy day. Just like you know the dark clouds will disappear, so will the hard times. That is faith! Believing with strong assurance that darkness will give way to a brighter day :)

Take heart, be encouraged.

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Favorite Quotes

  • "...the man whose sole object is to acquire wealth must be prepared to make great personal sacrfices before he can accomplish his object..." - from "As A Man Thinketh" by James Allen
  • "Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows." - Proverbs 13:11 NLT
  • "The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil." Thomas A. Edison
  • "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas A. Edison
  • "Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing." - Thomas A. Edison
  • "I shall seize Fate by the throat; it shall certainly not bend and crush me completely." - Ludwig van Beethoven, July 1801
  • "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." - The USA Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
  • "Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "...the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world." - 1 John 4:4 NLT
  • "Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit." - Proverbs 18:21 NKJV
  • "What you are comes to you." - Ralph Waldo Emerson