Its never been easy.
I truly don’t feel like I was born talented at anything. I am not naturally really smart, I’ve had to work at every ounce of intelligence I have. I wasn’t born a people person or charismatic, I’ve had to work on that for years. I wasn’t born naturally good at a sport I dedicated a lot of my life too, soccer. Im not naturally athletic, can’t jump high or run very fast. I’m 5 foot 8 inches tall, so height has never been on my side. When I got into sales I was terrible and completely terrified. I wasn’t born into a millionaire family with a ton of resources and connections.
Its never been easy and I can’t be more thankful.
Anything I have ever wanted in life I have had to work for it. Many times I have had to work two or three times harder than the person next to me just to get noticed by my boss or teacher. I have never had an advantage thats been outside of my control. The only advantage I have had is my work ethic. There are many days when I wish it was easy as it seems that I am always battling something. There seems to always be something in the way that I have to battle through.
Im thankful for it.
Recently I have just learned to laugh at the speed bumps that come my way and embrace them because its almost expected at this point. Its almost like “here we go again.” I have also learned that there is an underlying reason I was born having to work for everything. There is a greater purpose for it that I will only understand with time.
Im thankful for it.
The biggest reason I am thankful for the fact that its never been easy is because of the strong spirit it continues to give me. Ive become a fighter. Through every adverse circumstance there is a seed of equivalent benefit. That benefit doesn’t exist without the adverse circumstance. So if its been easy for you, thats great I’m happy for you. If it hasn’t been easy for you, I can relate, but the benefit is there just give it time and KEEP working.