Push yourself because no one is going to do it for you! (bistroMD)
Not everyone will share your vision. That still does not mean that there is something wrong with your sight. (Sue Krebs)
I took both of these and posted them at my desk so I can see them daily. It is very true that we have to push ourselves because others will not ... and should not have to ... do it for us. If God has given us a vision, then He has equipped us for the journey. We have to put forth the work, the effort, and put our trust in Him. This is my plan!
Here is another excerpt from the book my mom gave me in September of 1978 entitled, "To Be A Woman"
To be a woman is to bring to full maturity all those feminine qualities that deserve to be fostered and preserved throughout a woman's lifetime. For to be a woman is to look at the world with gentle, sensitive eyes that see what needs to be done and to possess a spirit that can't wait to be up and doing.
A woman has sweet ways, soft ways, charming ways - ways that comfort, persuade and inspire. But a woman is not a weak vessel, for her spirit is unbreakable, her loyalties are fierce, and her love has a tough fiber that withstands all adversities.
To be a woman is to say "Yes" to the thousands of demands that are made on her abilities and talents from day to day, but to know when to say a firm, unshakeable "No!"
A woman opens her heart to confidences, then locks the door. A woman encourages a man to be the best man he can be. A woman is a mother to every child who approaches her.
To be a woman is to meet success with poise, grace and humility and to accept failure with courage and the determination to do a little better another day. A woman never gives up. She keeps a generous supply of hope in her heart and dispenses it freely to those around her. (Note: This is exactly how I feel now. I will not give up and I will be a blessing to those around me. It is the only way!)
It is not easy to be a woman in the busy and materialistic world we live in today. It is not easy to be a good influence, an inspiration, and a source of joy and comfort to everyone she meets, but these things are the very essence of being a woman - and to be a woman is a truly wonderful thing! (D. J. Faulhaber)
Have a good night!