Too many times, on our journey towards our goal, we experience hardships, difficulties and obstacles that seem to continue to knock us down and push us backwards...to such an extent that we feel we are going backwards.
You see that every challenge and obstacle we encounter is sent to prove us to ourselves! what I mean by this is that we will never get anything of value and substance without a corresponding effort. So when we start to progress along the path to our goal we need to earn that which we seek.
As it say in the bible: "Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find knock and the door will be opened".
Now the important aspects of this teaching are that we have to put the effort in! We have to seek and we have to knock...persistently
The effort we put in will for the majority of the time is met with resistance and the closer we get to our goal the more intense the resistance becomes. This is the final effort that we need to put in to prove to ourselves that we are worthy!
A video that I continue to draw on that sums up the need for persistence is:
Watch it, apply it, learn, and grow but more importantly NEVER GIVE UP!