“Anything worthwhile takes time to build. We all want success now, but that’s not how success works. After all, if we had immediate success, we wouldn’t build the character we need to sustain true success. The Struggle, adversity, triumphs, and victories are all part of the building process, and we must embrace all of it.”
-Jon Gordon, The Carpenter
We have all heard the saying that Rome wasn’t built in a day. Like this current generation, we ourselves want things to happen in an instant. Unfortunately, as Jon Gordon points out success, like everything else takes time. In order to achieve anything in life we must recognize that it takes grit, sacrifice and understanding that through any trials and tribulations we face is where we develop ourselves and our character into what we are destined to become.
We must understand that along with the good will always come with the bad. The challenge is deciding to push on through to the other side to overcome that bad. When we develop the perseverence that is necessary towards reaching our full potential we are creating the building blocks for a better tomorrow. It is important for us embrace each and every moment with both hands and enjoy the ride of life.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards improving your self awareness?