“Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.” – Bill Cosby
Daily Nugget of Gold 1003
The Hope of Future Achievement
Of the twelve things that Napoleon Hill designated as constituting true riches, the hope of future achievement may have taken some people by surprise. We figure that this is probably because we take this for granted, much the way we do today when we set out to go somewhere and take it as a given that there will be paved roads between where we are and where we want to go. If something is ever-present in our reality, it’s easy not to see how important it might be as a blessing, wouldn’t you agree?
Having opportunity is a wonderful thing. Having the hope of future achievement hinges on our having opportunity and also the ability and the will to set goals and accomplish what we set out to do. We really don’t lack ability- we are capable of far more than we realize. Often times we settle for something much less than what we really can do, but occasionally disaster happens and we spring back from it with hidden talents and tenacity we never realized that was there lying dormant within us. Think about this- why is it we often need a calamity to reveal that we have greatness available?
Along the way to our most impressive achievements in life we will have setbacks- negative things will occur. Hill placed these words in bold print in the book, Think and Grow Rich, “Every adversity carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.” Our best future achievements are actually found in the path that runs through the obstacles we have. Those things help us weed out ideas that won’t work well, and they help us to become creative problem solvers- and by doing that we are often steered to the high places we’ve never dreamed we could go. Every time we seem to be mired in the mud of frustrating things that happen to us, we should give thanks for the opportunity to grow.
Zig Ziglar said it this way, “What you get by achieving your goals is not nearly as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” The hope of future achievement allows us to have the wealth of the wisdom we receive through accomplishment.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What can I do to insure that I appreciate the hope of future achievement more and more each day?”
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