“Continuous challenge produces continuous improvement.”
~ Paul B. Thornton
“To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.”
~ Gail Sheehy
You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life. If you don’t know what it feels like to experience pain and suffering, how can you ever know what the feeling is like of experiencing pleasure and excitement? For example: To get to the magnificent beauty of a rose, you sometimes need to endure the pain from the thorns attached to that beauty. So, try to look at the difficulties in your life as opportunities that strengthen you in so many ways and prepare you for the great things that will come to you. Remember this: If you focus on the good things in life (the rose), then the painful instances (thorn pricks) you experience will soon subside and you will be healed of them. Let nature abound in you in every way, everyday!
Special thanks to Tim Coffey for use of his illustration.