Favorable Conditions

“If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come.” – C.S. Lewis

Fulfilling your life purpose will likely be the hardest challenge you face in all your days. To do so you must find your way through the myriad distractions and corrupting influences that plague the earth, while boldly declaring your authority in ways that few men have. This authority derives not from your the wealth you’ve accumulated or your power over men, nor from your talents, diplomas or wardrobe, but from your inner being.

5 thoughts on “Favorable Conditions

  1. David R

    Those whom we revere as great leaders or innovators are not seen that way because they accomplished what they did in ideal circumstances. Generally it is because they accomplished what they did in the face of adversity and difficulty. To work wisely and appreciatively with the incomplete and imperfect circumstances that present themselves is essential to success. To complain and blame ensures mediocrity and failure.


  2. Carmen

    I wish to share something that I recently read in a book that very much expresses this same sentiment. It is the following: “Shortly before he died the playwright George Bernard Shaw was asked by a reporter, “If you could live your life over and be any person from history, who would you be? Shaw replied, “I would choose to be the man George Bernard Shaw could have been, but never was”.


    1. Steve V

      Thank you for sharing that. Our lives are really predicated on the reality of our own individual integrated inner being being declared through our living. Our consideration of Favorable Conditions strikes a deep chord of resolve to live a fulfilling life.


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