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Are YOU Striving?

By Jenrene

To Strive means: to exert oneself vigorously; try hard.

I once knew someone who wanted SO MUCH. but she wasn't doing much in order to achieve it had a conversation with her about effort. And it was a long one.

I told her i used to be just like her. Thinking I would achieve something without putting in the hard work.

(I am just warning you.. this post wont make you very happy....)

Here are five reasons why we don't put IN the HARD WORK:

  1. We are afraid.
  2. We feel sorry for ourselves and use self-pity as a guard.
  3. We complain or BLAME someone else.
  4. We really don't want it that bad . We are COMPLACENT.
  5. We feel like someone owes us , and we dont move until we feel we get what we deserve.

Are YOU Striving?

What was the latest success you had in striving?
Was it for exercise or dd you feel impassioned?
Was it for an exam you know you had to pass?
Was it for a relationship that was giving back 100% ... OR were they only giving 15 and YOU did the rest?
Have you ever thought aboutnature and how it strives to come to birth?
How the earth strives when earthquakes happen... or the wind works to clear out debri - and the earth shifts and the mighty winds take form to form tornadic winds?
Just as the earth groans and has growing pains,so also does our lives.
Our lives can be just as tumultuous at times, yet we still have to find a place to rest in peace.

Other meaningful definitions of striving are: to make strenuous efforts toward any goal: to strive for success; to contend in opposition, battle, or any with conflict; to compete; to struggle vigorously, as in opposition or resistance: to strive against fate;. to rival; ( oh that word sounds familiar!) to vie.


Get ahold!
Striving helps bring about life cultivation:

Oneness of mind and spirit. Striving helps to build communities.

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