How To Use The Law of Growth

Hardships Strengthen You

My studies of success and peak performance have taught me that life’s trials and tribulations are meant to make us better, smarter, and stronger. In fact, nothing truly great was ever achieved without a struggle.

When you think of your problems as stepping-stones to success, then each one that you overcome will lead you onward and upward toward your goal.

That’s why the masses put the great performers up on pedestals – because if it was easy to excel, then everyone would be doing it. But, it’s much easier to lie on the couch watching TV than to perform endless repetitions on that instrument that’s collecting dust in the corner of your room, isn’t it?

“Everything Is Learnable”*

It is much easier to live your life vicariously through others than to welcome the disciplines, but it leaves you feeling lousy about yourself. And you can never find true happiness if you don’t work on your life’s purpose. The reason for that is because deep down inside you know that you were meant for more.

All human beings have the same type of nervous system. Therefore, you can be, at least, equally as good as anyone else at whatever you desire to accomplish.

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The Law Of Nature Is To Grow

But, life’s hardships and struggles can force us to move forward when we are comfortable just as we are. Indeed, from the moment we are born, life itself is a struggle, and the greatest rewards go to those who meet those difficulties head on, overcome then, and rise on to meet the next challenge.

The strongest trees in the forest are not those that are protected from the wind, rain, and snow. In fact, the strongest trees in the forest are those that must struggle against the elements in order to survive.

When you boldly meet hardships head on, you eventually become their master. And by learning how to climb above every peak, you tap into your inner strength. Then you develop enough wisdom to conquer all that life hurls at you.

The Seed Of Greatness

From the moment that we’re born until our death, life is a series of events that are linked together to form a chain. Inside every hardship, if you look for it, is the seed of benefit. Be it rooted in lessons, putting things in perspective, or just being grateful for what you already have.

The experience and education that we receive from our hardships is cumulative. With every adversity we get a little bit stronger, a little bit wiser.  Struggle toughens the human spirit because it forces us to move forward.

In Pushing To The Front {<Free Audiobook} by Orison Swett Marden, he shares many tales of great accomplishments by those who overcame many hardships in order to achieve success, and in so doing, forever changed the world.

In fact, Marden’s first final draft of this self-help book was burned along with several of his real-estate holdings. But, instead of being ruined, Marden locked himself in a small room, and living on only pennies a day, re-wrote this classic life changer.

“I Got Stones In My Passway, And My Road Seem Dark As Night”**

Realize that what makes rivers crooked will do the same to you – the path of least resistance. Instead, harness this force of nature, and with the strength of character that can only come from struggle, go with the flow, and accept hardships for what they truly are – opportunities.

Once you accept the broader purpose of life, you can then also accept, and even welcome the circumstances that make you struggle. And by embracing life’s hardships, rather than avoiding them, you too can use them to learn, grow, and reach for the sun.

Realize that every bad situation could be worse – like the man who cursed God because he had no shoes, until he met a man who had no feet.

Do this and shape your own destiny, rather than drift along at the mercy of adversity. and remember “there’s no great fun, satisfaction or joy derived from doing something that’s easy.”***

I know that you can do it too, – The Unknown Musician.

Quotes – *Brian Tracy, **Robert Johnson lyrics to “Stones In My Passway” < Eric Clapton’s version.

***John Wooden

© 2017, Herb Norcott. All rights reserved.

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