I know this doesn’t follow my usual theme of inspiration, kindness and compassion but I feel like there’s some truth in this quote – about belief in oneself, making your own choices and being prepared to accept the consequences of those choices; making the choices you believe are right regardless of what others think or say.
I need to be reminded of this from time to time which is why I’ve included it here. There’s something great about making a decision and pursuing it and seeing it through. If I succeed, then I’ve done that on my own merits. If I fail – it was a learning curve, and no-one can say I didn’t try. I was courageous and I like that about me!
Sometimes I think we just need to do what we need to do…. for us.
I love this reminder that it’s the perseverance that counts – those small steps, the one foot in front of another; the feeling that what I’m doing is so small and appears to be so meaningless, so insignificant, when actually Perseverance says “Stand up, turn around and see where you have come from. Look at the distance travelled. See what you have already achieved.”
How encouraging! I’m good at those small steps, and I believe I’m courageous – but I sometimes lose sight of the goal and forget to turn around and check out my progress. So when I do look – it’s a wonderful boost to my confidence and an encouragement to my soul. An encouragement to keep going. Keep going for just one more day – because today is all I have to be concerned about. Tomorrow will take care of itself.
Keep going. Persevere for one more day.