A little boy was overheard talking to himself as he strode through his backward, baseball cap in place and toting a ball and bat. “I’m the greatest baseball player in the world,” lie said proudly. Then he tossed the ball in the air, swung, and missed. Undaunted, he picked up the ball, threw it into the air, and said to himself, “I’m the greatest baseball player ever!” He swung at the ball again, and again he missed. He paused a moment to examine bat and ball carefully. Then once again lie threw the ball into the air and said, “I’m the greatest baseball plover who ever lived.” He swung the bat hard and again missed the ball.
“Wow1” he exclaimed. “What a pitcher!”
In order to achieve the impossible you must first see the inevitable. Second, you must be willing to work and persist for it. Nothing takes the place of hard work and persistence. Prayer won’t do it. While hard work without prayer is misguided, prayer without hard work is a delusion. Luck won’t do it. Luck is when hard work and persistence meet opportunity.
Millions of people on this planet would like to be well and well off…as long as they do not have to work for it or persist. You throw the ball up once but you get a gold or get fired. You throw the ball up again and you have a headache, backache, or don’t get the promotion or the sale you were working towards. You throw the ball up again and its diabetes and you lose your house in a divorce. It is at these darkest hours that champions in life are made if you persist and throw the ball up one more time, and again, and again, and again, and again.
If there is one thing we all dislike about taking care of ourselves, whether it is Chiropractic spinal nerve system care, exercising, caring for our teeth, or eating well, it is that we have to keep it up and do it over, and over, and over, and over, and over again. But if we persist and work hard the cost may be great but the rewards are many. “God is a shield to those that walk with integrity.” Integrity is standing by an idea…no matter what.
YOU’LL NEVER BE WELL OR WELL OFF UNLESS YOU TRY AND TRY AGAIN…SIMPLE, OVER SAID PERHAPS, BUT TO THE POINT.
You’re Great BECAUSE GOD DOESN’T MAKE JUNK.