Regardless of the difficulties we may face individually, in our families, in our communities and in our nation, the old adage is still true – you can make excuses or you can make progress, but you cannot make both!
A willing spirit, a determined effort.
Our toil must be in silence, and our efforts all in secret; for this enlightened age, when men believe not even what they see, the doubting of wise men would be his greatest strength.
Love; it takes you so much effort without needing something in return.
Good fortune often occurs when you stop expecting life to present opportunities to you and you start presenting opportunities to life.
Work hard, put maximum effort, and have a good attitude. Most importantly never give up.
How do I shape my reality? I use wisdom and strategy to shift the possible to the probable… Then, effort and consistency will bridge the probable to the inevitable. Success is a behavior… I make sure my mindset and actions are working in alignment.
If there is one lesson I’ve learned from failure and success, it’s this. I am not the outcome. I am never the result. I am only the effort.
God has a plan and guess what? The plan is to stop waiting for him to do everything for you. The person you want in your life is not a sign. Not a clue. Not a wish. Not a prayer. Not a tarot card or a matter of timing. It is work. It is devotion, and like any dream if you want it then God will open doors for you to obtain it. You just have to stop setting the bar so low that everything below is a sign from God and everything above is asking too much.
They had learned that Sorhatani expected the same sort of instant obedience as her husband. She had grown up around men of power and had married into the great khan’s family at a very young age. She knew that men prefer to follow, that it takes an effort of will to lead. She had that will.