I have just finished reading The Compound Effect written by Darren Hardy. The book is meant to motivate and inspire one to success in his/her life through realization of the ‘compound effect’.
One excerpt that caught my eye and which I would wish to share with you is about persistence in times of adversity and its importance in helping you grow. It goes:
”When conditions are great, things are easy, there aren’t any
distractions, no one is interrupting, temptations aren’t luring,
and nothing is disturbing your stride; that too is when most
everyone else does great. It’s not until situations are difficult,
when problems come up and temptation is great, that you get
to prove your worthiness for progress. As Jim Rohn would say,
“Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.”
When you hit the wall in your disciplines, routines, rhythms,
and consistency, realize that’s when you are separating yourself
from your old self, scaling that wall, and finding your new
powerful, triumphant, and victorious self.”
Extracted From Page 145
It is important that we realize that tough times never last and that it is in facing and overcoming hurdles that we shall be able to move from our old selves to our new and victorious self.