Worth the Work

“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.”  John F. Kennedy

Some things in life are worth the wait, like love and peace.  We often wish for things to happen instantly, and in our world of technology and advancements, many things are available instantly.  The unfortunate thing about this advancement is that we don’t appreciate the things that take time as much as people used to.  People don’t appreciate a meal that took days to create, they just want it to taste good right here, right now.  People constantly question relationships and wonder why they fail or succeed.

Sometimes things just don’t work out; that’s the way of life.  It’s OK if things are failures or don’t work out as expected.  What’s not OK is expecting everything to be fast-food easy.  That’s not the reality of life.  The reality is that the best jobs, businesses, families and relationships have their ups and downs, but they only succeed in the long run if all or most of the people involved are willing to work on them on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis.

Sometimes change happens with the click of a mouse or the words from our mouths.  But in most cases, enduring, successful, positive changes have to happen as Kennedy says over time with lots of hard work.

If your life is not the life you want it’s time to stop kidding yourself, stop lying to yourself and start making little steps each day towards the life you do want.  There will be some big wrenching changes, but most will happen with little steps each day towards your goals.  It’s essential to have a goal in mind or all your little steps will seem like too much work and not worth the effort. What step will you make towards the peace and life goals you have today?


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