An observation worth noting … and pondering:
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
which taken at the flood leads on to
omitted, all the voyage of their life is
bound in shallows and in misery.
On such a full sea are we now afloat:
We must take the current when it
serves or lose our venture
Success is achieved for many reasons and usually has many components to it. Most are obviously beneficial, while others tend not to be quite so advantageous—at least in those moments when disappointments and setbacks and misfortunes make their inevitable appearances.
A key measure of the successes we enjoy is the level of commitment and effort we offer in pursuit of our objectives and purposes. With commitment and focus come the ability to appreciate and recognize the subtle opportunities presented along the way. So too must we have a measure of wisdom to know what they mean in those moments, and courage to act on those seeming coincidences or gifts or lucky breaks.
Whatever label you assign to them, they are all Life’s way of helping us along if we’ve first made a decision to move along a certain path with specific goals in mind. If we have no purpose and no worthwhile objectives, then nothing and everything becomes an opportunity, and pursuing first one and then another usually leaves us farther away from our destination than when we began!
Take advantage of every interest and talent and gift you possess. Take time to piece them all together to create the unique story that is your life. Pay attention, and when that tide is high, use it wisely and well. Do your part. Life Will Answer.
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by sharing observations about the ideologies
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