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When Life Throws Me Lemons

Oct 20, 2007
When life throws me lemons, I sit back and drink lemonade.....while throwing artillery rounds back at life. Sometimes life can get overwhelming. Sometimes, it seems as though we aren't making any progress at all. Sometimes, life can just throw so much crap at us that we have no idea which direction to go or what to do next. When you are on the path of personal development or personal growth, there will always be times when where you are heading seems so far away. You need to remember to reflect back on where you have been, and how far you have traveled.

No one has ever accomplished anything without sacrifice. There are parts of yourself you will have to give up in order to get what you want and to get to where you want to go. There are parts of your life that you will have to leave behind in order to accomplish what you want to accomplish. There are times when it will seem as though you have a mountain to climb, and the other side to go down before you get to where you want to be. Sacrifice is about giving one thing up for another. Being willing to let go of this, in order for that to happen. You must be willing to give things up right now in order to get to where you want to be tomorrow.

The only difference between the have and the have not's in this world is simple. The have's are willing to do what the have not's are not. Instead of complaining about what is happening and what is going on, the have's take action. When life throws them lemons, they sit back and drink lemonade while returning fire back at life. The have not's complain about the fact that the lemons smell bad and some of them are rotten and life hit them in the head with one and why does life have to play so rough.

You must be willing to give up what others will not give up. You must be willing to stay up later to get things done than others will stay up. You must be willing to get up earlier than others will get up. You must be willing to do what others simply will not do in order to get what you want and where you want to go. The have's have because they are willing to grow and expand and do what needs to be done regardless of whether they like it or not. The have not's would rather do the minimum, and wish for more.

Walt Disney once said, "If I have an idea I will ask ten people. If nine of them think it is a stupid idea, I will do it." Walt Disney knew that most people will simply make excuses for why they don't have or why they can never have. He also knew that if he wanted his dream to become a reality he had to do what it takes to get there. There are tons of stories of successful people who cut ties with family members to get to where they wanted to go simply because those family members wanted a free ride or wanted to keep those successful people at their level instead of help them grow and get to where they want to go.

Sometimes the right thing isn't the easiest thing to do. If it were, everyone would be successful and happy. Luckily, you and I are the type of people who would rather be happy and joyful than liked by other people. Move forward, and when life throws you lemons, make lemonade and send artillery rounds back at life.
About the Author
Dwayne Gilbert is the founder of http://www.wealthylifesecrets.com and the Wealthy Life Secrets Program. He has been helping people to Unleash Their Potential for over 10 years. He has helped people from all walks of life to get on a better path and to create the life of their dreams.
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