Monday, December 14, 2015

There is no royal road to anything

“There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.” – Josiah Gilbert Holland

Holland’s quote is incredibly important for people to remember after they have endured an injury. All that is worth having certainly takes time in which to get there. Often times people get disheartened by the length of time that it may take for a goal to come to fruition. From my experience I have not seen life as being solely about accomplishing goals.  Life is about attaining and maintaining a positive outlook at those times where you may not be accomplishing goals. It is simplistic to maintain a positive state of mind when goals are set and accomplished on a very regular basis. Patience is a virtue and it is important for an individual to not lose sight of the goal in mind. All that is worth achieving takes time and deliverance. Certain things come easily and without much effort, but the majority of things require a great deal of patience and determination. People value things that much more which they have put serious hard work and effort towards. I have grown to be very friendly with the residents at the retirement homes that I visit. Many of them are frustrated at the rate at which they see progress. I try and explain Mr. Holland’s quotation and his state of mind. There are always numerous ways in which to view any situation.

People need to be reminded that things do not always come to fruition in their time. People will be tried in his/her life many times and Mr. Holland’s quotation is very important to assist people in maintaining perspective as he/she moves forward on the path towards their goal. Everyone’s main goal should always be very similar. We all want to live a life of purpose where we feel valued. How we react to situations and how events play off of each other is what life seems to be all about. Every day is a learning experience and we can all only hope to stay on the correct path as we work towards where we want to be. Connections are incredibly valuable and every person that we meet can help us along the way as we progress towards our goals. It is fantastic to become involved with an organization that has a vision statement that coincides with where you see yourself. An organization can provide a sentiment of value for many people. I encourage you all to become involved in an organization that has a vision and a value statement alongside with where you see yourself fulfilled. I thank you very much for reading and would love to hear any comments that you may have.


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