Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hard Work Pays Off

Accomplishment is hard work. That is the way it is supposed to be. The challenge and effort achievement takes is a large part of what makes it worth doing. Those things we’ve worked hardest for tend to be the things we take the greatest pride in – that we value most – that we find indispensable in our lives.

It is the desire to accomplish that brings out the best in us. We dream and plan and strategize and chip away little by little until we have done what we set out to do. And when we have, we feel good about it and ourselves and life takes on a new patina of success.

Accomplishment creates fulfillment in our lives. It builds character. It puts “drive” in our daily routine. It keeps our minds sharp as we acquire a bit of an addiction for more successes.

Today you have the opportunity to build on what you have already accomplished in life. You have the opportunity to enthusiastically and optimistically go forward to do more of what you want to do and be more of what you want to be.

Today – Look at your accomplishments. See how they have made you the person you are. Ask yourself what new challenges lay ahead and what, today, you can do to get one underway.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The" protestant work ethic" has all but disappeared. It is refreshing to see some support for it. The fear that it denigrates the grace of God is unfounded.
If we denigrate accomplishment then we denigrate the idea that we are partners with God, that Jesus so often promoted, in his own life and commended it to others.
tom Schafer