PONDER on THIS for Thursday, January 28th, 2016 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Just because some area of your life is out of balance now does not mean that it cannot lead to success. Taking a fall doesn’t mean you can’t get up and try again. People told Roger Bannister that it was impossible to break the four-minute mile, but he did it anyway. Gandhi was told that there was no way he could bring the British Empire down without violence, but he did it anyway. Rosa Parks decided that enough was enough and sat down to make a stand that changed America. The list goes on and on. Balance is no different now that you know what it is, where it is, and how you can reach it. Nothing is “impossible” anymore unless you deem it so.

An important factor in creating a life in balance is engaging yourself in something you love to do. Far too many of us settle for less than we can be because we are not willing to put the time, energy, and effort into our dreams. It’s a far better existence doing what you love to do rather than spending a lifetime working for a living because that’s all you know. Find people who are doing what you would like to do. Ask them how they got started, what route they took, how they arrived. People who have built their dreams from the ground up are usually more than willing to share what they have learned on the path. They were once where you are and have great respect for the journey.”

John St. Augustine, in “Living an Uncommon Life

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