Sunday, July 26, 2009

Tying the Knot

Life offers many challenges on the road to self-discovery. Every individual is presented with a unique set of circumstances. The way that these challenges are handled will determine success or failure, happiness or sadness, growth or stagnation, and more. I remember many years ago hearing the following quote: "When you find yourself at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on tight." Just when you think that your situation couldn't get any worse and you have tried everything to make things better, a little faith and a little patience will go a long way. Easier said than done, right?

The key to receiving your blessings and rewards in life is perseverance. Perseverance is fueled by a clear vision. It is critical to focus on the big picture. Be clear about why you have embarked on a certain path. Consider what the ultimate goal is. Take your attention away from drama and distractions. Focus on what you are striving to achieve. If the goal is worthwhile, then tie the knot. If it isn't, then let it go.

My point is that we only get one shot at this life. It is precious and special and has much to offer if we don't give up on it. Disappointments are inevitable. So-called friends will come and go. Even our families will give us grief from time to time. But the simple joys in life will always outweigh the hard times if we just cherish them.

So, when the finish line is in sight, but your legs are about to give out, Tie the Knot.

When your best friend "does you dirty", Tie the Knot.

When your spouse takes you for granted, Tie the Knot.

When your children rebel, Tie the Knot.

When your boss is breathing down your neck, Tie the Knot.

When your faith is a little shaky, Tie the Knot.

When you are struggling to break a habit, Tie the Knot.

When your grades just aren't cutting it, Tie the Knot.

When people try to take advantage of your gifts, Tie the Knot.

When someone breaks your confidence, Tie the Knot.

When someone slanders you, Tie the Knot.

When you lose a loved one, Tie the Knot.

When your money is too funny, Tie the Knot.

When others are critical of your success, Tie the Knot.

When you are down and depressed, Tie the Knot.

When you faced with a hard decision, Tie the Knot.

Tie the Knot. Hold on tight. Don't give up. Persevere. Fight through the rough times. Know with a certainty that no mistakes were made in your creation. You are alive for a distinct purpose. Figure out for yourself what that purpose is. Now, go forward, live your life, and be great at it! No one can do it for you and no one can do it better!

Be good to yourself! More next time...