Life certainly has its ups and downs, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, it seems like sometimes the downs are more frequent and last longer than the ups. It’s pretty easy to get into a funk and lose our groove during one of those downs, isn’t it? Sometimes the downs seem terrible when we are right in the middle of them. However, we have to be patient and have faith because this is the point where we are about to break out of our downward pattern and begin an upward growth spurt.
During some of my most terrible times, times that I didn’t think I deserved by the way, I learned some incredibly powerful secrets. Unfortunately, at the time I didn’t know what success secrets I was learning. Sadly, this made these rough patches even rougher. During these rough times I had to have faith. Another thing that helped me get through those rough times was realizing that there were people counting on me to succeed. Taking me out of the equation and putting us into it is a powerful motivator that helps all of us get through rough times.
These powerful lessons learned from the hard times will rarely avail themselves to us at the time they are happening. Unfortunately, these secrets of success take a very long time for us to really understand. That’s why I call them secrets. And trust me when I say that there are still some secrets from my past hard times that have still not fully shown themselves to me yet. Well, at least not in a way yet that allows me to totally understand the lessons in the hardship I had to endure. But, I have faith that someday they will.
Now teens, go learn, lead, and lay the way to a better world for all of us. Remember that it takes time; but don’t worry because you’re going to get there, and you’ll get there in better shape than you think, while carrying some great life lessons. And once again, thanks in advance for all that you do, and all that you will do…