The dragon that swallows the moon whole.
There are trials in life that feel as tremendous as a quest to slay dragons. These trials are daunting. They require hard work, determination, and courage. But when the dragon is finally slain, the relief is immense.
It is tempting to quit striving toward a goal when you have neither the time, the resources, the support, the means, nor perhaps the confidence in talent to reach the level of standing you wish to reach. But these are not reasons to quit. Move forward anyway. Try your best. Put what little you do have into accomplishing what you can, because along the way you may attain a portion of what you feel is lacking. And owning a portion of a dream is better than owning no dream at all. Never give up.
Bad habits are demons that often push us into isolation because they know that in our loneliness they stand little chance of being overcome.
Habits grow like dragons if you feed them.
Bad habits are spiraling slides that drag you round and round down the narrowing end of a cone that eventually ends up in a dark, tight, confining spot.
Good habits are hooked wings that steadily grow in girth and strength. At first, they grasp and climb until those beautiful wings can lift the bearer out of the darkness and above the clouds to heights few ever experience.
I saw a man climb a mountain with no feet or hands and barely a stump for each arm and leg. At once I realized there was no excuse at all for me not to scale my own mountains.
To reach a goal:
Give it your best.
Own your choices.
Ask for help.
Learn as you go.
Chew off a little every day, because it’s hard to swallow a whole pie at once.
Nothing remains idle and thrives. Life needs a moving force to prevent the devastating effects of stagnancy. That is why life employs change.
Weakness drives us to set goals, to try harder, to put forth more effort, to dream and wish and hope, to reach out further and down deeper, to pray earnestly, to cry mightily, to understand and empathize with valid sincerity. In truth, weakness is a catalyst for greater strength.
When you understand that faith is God’s muscle at your disposal, moving mountains doesn’t seem so extraordinary.
There are tomorrows on their way worth the struggles of today. Never give up.
Never be intimidated by what seems ominous, for BiG is only an accumulation of many smalls.
I know you would like to blame the world, but the fact is that life is an “up to you” thing.
Most are unaware of their tremendous worth and boundless potential, despite possessing both.
Copyright 2017 Richelle E. Goodrich