Wednesday, August 25, 2010

...seeds of equivalent or greater success

Good day all,
One of the greatest quotes I have ever heard is from Napoleon Hill in the book Think and Grow Rich, "With every adversity, with every heartache, there comes the seeds of equivalent or greater success". I  have had this come true in my live over and over again but still to this day when the adversity hits me in between the eyes it is so hard to concentrate on the what is the seed here?

I share this in hopes that it resonates with you and let you know that you are not alone in being overwhelmed, or afraid. In the T.V. series LOST,  Dr. Jack Shepard said "it is OK to be afraid. When I am afraid I give myself till the count of 3. I can be afraid for 3 seconds. Then I take a deep breath and move on and find a solution or confront the situation". I don't know how many times when adversity has come into my life I have spend hours or days re-living that situation over and over again in my head. That does absolutely nothing. It only makes me feel worse and as we have discussed the feelings are what resonates with the source and more and more of situations that match those feelings will keep on coming.

The key is to believe that the seeds of success are there waiting to sprout. It may take some time but it will come. Just pay attention to the opportunities that will arrive and take a lesson from the adversity and go forward. If you are too busy blaming yourself or others for the adversity you will not be open to see the opportunities for the greater success. Adversity some times is necessary to teach us a lesson we NEED to learn. Adversity at times is necessary to push us out of our comfort zone.

So the next time adversity rears its head, take 3 seconds to feel what ever it is that comes up as a knee jerk reaction. Then take a deep breath and look for the seeds of greater success.

As always please feel free to comment by clicking on the comment link bellow. Thanks and have a great day.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, it is OK to be AFRAID. I gain strength, courage and confidence with every experience in which I stop to look FEAR on the face, specially trying something new. I don't let fear stop me.
    "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man whit the wrong mental attitude" Thomas Jefferson.
    People admires the man who has confidence in himself to take a chance. chances are the main thing after all, but when we try to succeed, people will criticized you. and that is OK because if we try to avoid criticism we will do or be nothing. Success is the accomplishment of that which most people think can't be done.


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