"Let this be understood, then, at starting; that the patient conquest of difficulties which rise in the regular and legitimate channels of business and enterprise is not only essential in securing the success which you seek but it is essential to that preparation of your mind, requisite for the enjoyment of your successes, and for retaining them when gained. . . So, day by day, and week by week; so, month after month, and year after year, work on, and in that process gain strength and symmetry, and nerve and knowledge, that when success, patiently and bravely worked for, shall come, it may find you prepared to receive it and keep it."
-- Josiah Gilbert Holland
In other words, keep your eyes on the horizon; the potential completion, whatever that is, and regardless of how it may change. Find a way to feel good about what you are doing day by day. Some may say to enjoy the journey. What that means to me is more than enjoying the journey, but to appreciate the journey. Though we may have a specific outcome in mind, pay little attention to how that will come about.
In that idea of allowing it to come; to be, we give God or the Universe all the flexibility to show us new paths of lesser resistance, and even joy in the process. We cannot seriously be overwhelmed regardless of how busy we seem to get when we are standing in appreciation of the life that is unfolding and becoming. This is especially true when we are passionate about what we want regardless of how big or small others may consider it to be. I recall it being said that God will never give one more than they can handle, and I think that by standing in appreciation is the best way to allow our dreams to come true.
Lack Of Joy Is Nothing But Resistance To Our Natural Well Being. It Is By Allowing That It Is Uncovered.
Spread Some Joy Today--by allowing yourself to experience pleasure when others may choose pain.