Making the Effort

Effort is attractive. Dedication is attractive. Drive is attractive. Determination is attractive. Bettering yourself is attractive. Humility is attractive.

You know what isn’t attractive? Self-centerdness. Vanity. Judgment. Ego. Entitlement.

So often, we worry that we are not being taken care of and that things will not work out the way we want them to. We get caught in the tornado of wanting more faster than we can get it, and become takers rather than givers. We think we deserve everything yet aren’t willing to put in even half of the legwork it takes to achieve it.

We ask what we can be given rather than what we can contribute. We expect and demand and dictate when we should be trying to understand and appreciate and accommodate.

We weren’t put on this earth to be granted things, we were put here to give back and help our fellows. Whatever blessings we accrue along the way are just bonuses.

Next time you are feeling frustrated, better than, or shortchanged, try to remember how lucky you are to have been given what you’ve got. Try your best to be a little less impatient and a little more tolerant.

Because you know what happens when you focus on the what you can do for others rather than on what you can do for yourself? Beautiful, awe-inspiring things. The dreams that you dreamt so fervently about will come true right in front of you, without you even have to try. Your life will open up like a blooming flower, and the miracles will come from the most unexpected of places.

Do your little part with dedication, passion, and love. The rest will take care of itself.







*Featured image is also via Pinterest

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Dreamer. Adventurer. Proponent of well-being. Full of grit and faith.

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