This morining I woke up to a disturbing reality! I finished my morning devotion with my family and wanted to start getting ready for work, I restored my laptop to check the earnings on my google account as my custom was only to discover that I wasn’t allowed access. What?? I went through all the protocols to investigate what happened and restore things as quickly as possible. All these took a while, in the midst of my search I also discovered that it might take quite a long time before I am restored. They had sent a mail to my box earlier which unfortunately was not delivered to me. Here was I completely at a loss as to what exactly was happening. You might not understand the implication of all these, but talk about setbacks? This was one, big time! If you can imagine that in the last two weeks my daily income had become 4 times what I was comfortable with just 3 weeks ago, then you’ll understand why this is a setback!
But amidst all the frustrations at being setback, my inner guide reminded me and made it clear to me, that setbacks were for comebacks! The seed that grows into a big tree, first of all dies. The grape that will win the blue ribbon must be prunned. There is no promotion without a test. Success will not happen without it’s trials. The obstacles we face in life are not to destroy us, they are there to strenghten us. Quietly I wondered how infact these had been my write-ups within the last few days. Guess I was being prepared for what I couldn’t at then see.
I was reminded of the sayings of great men before me (I’m hoping to become one) about setbacks, about problems about difficulties. I remembered them and was assured! Giants are truely he signposts of Cannan. Before every breakthrought there is a breaking. Challenges coming before success in the dictionary is not coincidence 😉
Life is a series of experiences, each of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward. Henry Ford
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.- Helen Keller
Every problem has a gift for you in its hands. -Richard Bach
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it. – Norman Vincent Peale
It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.- Seneca
Do not be weary of good doing, for you will reap the reward in due season if you fail not -The Bible (paraphrased)
Are you experiencing a set back? Make up your mind to turn it around! Difficulties should act as tonics that spur us to greater exertion. Einstein also said that in the misdst of difficulty lies opportunity. There is no hero that was made without a difficulty or setback. Quit complaining! Stop steering hard at the closed door. Look around you, withing that setback lies your opportunity. I read a book at a time ” I got fired, and that was the best thing that ever happened to me”. It cronicled the stories of industry giants whose motivation and lives histories changed because of a setback. Don’t cower before that which seems a giant. Without Goliath the story of David will never be heard. Rise up, Stand tall, Don’t give in don’t give up! In the midst of that difficulty, lies your story. Watch me!