As simple as that.

Have you ever wondered why some people seem more strong-hearted than others? Such people always seem to rise to the occasion, to meet the most trying of circumstances with equanimity and resolve and to get themselves and others over the top of the most oppressive of conditions?

Your heart is strong to the degree that you are faithful to a central pattern of purpose. That purpose can be for good or for ill, for the principle is universal. As you tighten the focus of your central purpose, you will find the following to be true:

  1. You will gain courage
  2. You will gain confidence
  3. Your fears will evaporate
  4. Your resolve will intensify
  5. Your priorities will become clear

It’s as simple as that.

The question you must answer in relation to your central pattern of purpose is not “what do I want from life”, but “what am I here to give?”

6 thoughts on “As simple as that.

  1. Chuck Reddick

    Often times the greatest opportunities are when things seem the bleakest or the toughest, where weak willed people want to give up yet strong willed and purposed people rise to the occasion. Those who rise to the occasion actually in ways look for the high pressure situations; not that they seek them out or create them but they recognize them for what they are, and that is opportunities for change, improvement, and growth.

    Three ways that I have learned to have pressure work for you instead of against you are:
    1. Forget about yourself and your concerns and instead focus on assisting others
    2. Focus on where you can add value into the situation
    3. Be appreciative and grateful for the opportunity to make a difference

    Thanks for your post today Gregg – very timely.

  2. Coco

    When what can I give, how can I contribute or where can I help is my first thought; I think on which side we land, for good or ill, by its very provenance, may lean to the good. Anytime our inclination is radiant, the polarization of that seems to create apertures that bring the blessings of courage, confidence, clarity and resolve. Love this post, thank you!

  3. Zach

    Human willpower can only handle so much. It can be strong at the strangest of times, but generally it is rather brittle. However, when it is bolstered by a focused purpose it can make someone go on much farther than even they themselves would have thought possible. When it is about “What can I give” to a purpose that is important, there really is no more struggle, and the question of whether there is enough willpower is moot. You just will not quit, period.

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