6 Dec 2014

The Effort of Achieving

Author: Hally Loe | Filed under: Blog, New-age, Personal growth, Self-help, Spiritual growth

“Strength that comes easily is no strength at all.” —-Rachel Aaron

“Authentic empowerment is not gained by making choices that do not stretch you.” —–Gary Zukav

“Most people stop the process of training because they think it’s going to hurt. But it hurts more to fail than to go through the ‘hurt’ of achieving.” —– Cesar Milan

When achievement is so highly regarded by every society, when rising to the top is so greatly rewarded, when accomplishing your goals and realizing your dreams is the wish of all hearts, when attaining authentic, personal empowerment guarantees a successful life, why then is it, that so few people actually do these things? The answer is: Because it is hard work! Because it is not easy! Because it “hurts”! Because it takes what I call, the 4 D’s: dedication, determination, discipline, and daring! And the sad truth is, that in this got-to-have-it-now, instant-gratification, I-want-it-handed-to-me, world we live in, a lot of people just don’t want to put in that effort.

However, the difficult truth is, that unless you are willing to put in that effort, all of the above named achievements will not, and cannot, be realized or attained. And just as difficult to know, is that this world is changing, and those who are not willing to put in the effort to advance themselves will find themselves even further behind, and experiencing more painful suffering. For, if you are not advancing yourself, you are not advancing your world.

New and greater advancements are made every day. Advancements in technology, science, knowledge, discovery, understanding, and consciousness. And those advancements are so all-prevailing that unless we each are personally committed to our own advancement, we just don’t stand a chance of surviving, or going anywhere in this evolving world we now live in.

But there is good news, along with the difficult news. And that news is that personal advancement does not have to be accomplished in a day, or a week, or even a year. It can be done more gradually, but it must be done consciously! And all that conscious advancement requires is your commitment to that advancement. Your commitment to, on a daily, even moment to moment basis, making the decision or choice to follow or walk the path of advancement, rather than the paths that are called, “The Easy Way”, or “No Way At All”.

As Gary Zukav so aptly says, “Authentic empowerment (and I would add, advancement) is drawn from choices that you make.”

With every choice or decision that you make to be better, to do better, to act and live with more responsibility to your world and to your authentic self, you take another step along your own path of advancement. Each time you choose to be more dedicated, determined, disciplined and daring in your own advancement, your path not only becomes more defined and clear, but it also becomes easier. It’s true that the path is not easy, but it’s also true that taking that first step is easy. Then, with each choice, and each consequent step, it gets easier, because that exercise of your power of choice, your will, becomes more and more a regular part of who you are. And then, one day, you wake up to find that you have come a long way, Baby!

Go for it! Take that first step, or the tenth, or the millionth! You’ll thank yourself for it later!

Love always

Hally Loe

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