Patience, Persist and Pursue

There is nothing in this life that cannot be fixed or, resolved; hence, life consists of situations, not problems. Like grandma used to say “there’s a lid for every pot”.
Whether it is parenting, enjoying a relationship or, trying to advance in the workplace, the key ingredients are patience, persistence and pursuit.

Patience: Stand back and view the entire picture.

Persistence: Tool of determination. Stay positive. Let nothing and no one deter you from moving forward.

Pursuit:  Aim high until you achieve that dream/goal.

Today’s world is about surviving a negative society; hence, determination and a positive attitude are our only weapons. They make us who we are and how we get there. 

Determination is commendable and invaluable but only when channeled in the right direction.  Too many times do we find ourselves doing or, saying, all the right things for the wrong reasons, causing regrets as we venture down life’s road.

Can’t find the answer? Stop trying so hard. Take a break, take a deep breath and reapply a different strategy. Chances are the answer was right under our nose or, will eventually present itself, as opposed to bogging the brain down into a marinated state of zero.

We tend to forget that decision-making comes from the gut, not the heart or, the head. The heart rules with compassion;, the head rules with animosity or, revenge. The gut is our guideline; it rules with logic and strategy; hence is always correct.

Beware of those who need constant validation for everything they said and/or do. This is their “cry for help”. This often describes the lonely, overly giving person who craves and 
thrives on recognition from anyone who will acknowledge them. Their vocal redundancy becomes somewhat annoying and overbearing. Avoid these humans or, distance them from your life.

We are all kids at heart, looking for hugs, praise and bask in those few and far between compliments. Eventually, each of us find our place in the sun and get to shine. For some, it takes a bit longer, but worth the wait.

At the end of the each day, if you can look back and feel content with what you have accomplished, then you are almost there. Yes, I said “almost” because life is never perfect but life does give us choices and challenges that help us grow and glow.

If God brought you to it, then HE will see you through it.