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What is the Level of Your Resolve?

July 14, 2010

If a person’s worth is determined by what they do, and there is no limit to what a person can do, what then determines their worth? It’s what they will do that counts most. It’s not the thought that counts– it’s the follow-through; and what determines follow-through? One word: resolve.

Anyone can be anything they want to be. Regardless of your background, upbringing, or social / financial advantages or disadvantages you might have been born into, it’s mind over matter. What you want will manifest in reality. But only if you want it enough!

That’s the only real roadblock on the path to success: willpower. Most people just “don’t have it in them” to truly succeed in life. They may think they do, but deep down, almost everyone in this world doesn’t really care about success that much. It’s more one of those “that would be nice”, or “people would like me more if” type thinking. No real reason– no meaningful resolve. Where there is no substance, there is no reality.

To quote a well-known Bible verse, “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

One word stands out: substance. That’s the difference between “faith” and ‘hope”: faith has substance. If your conviction for success is mere superficial frosting to coat your skin, then it’s not faith– it’s just hope– wishful thinking.

If you want to live a fulfilling lifestyle in any way, you have to actually care– to have things in life that matter more than anything else– causes so important to you that you would die for them. What the level of your resolve is will determine the level of your personal success, so if you want to succeed, start caring.

The level of my resolve, even as I type this post, is minuscule and and immature, and my follow-through scarcely can exist beyond the heat of the moment. But I am at least resolved to become more resolved– and that’s a worthy start, i think.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. A Reader of th3g1vr since 20 Dec 06 permalink
    July 14, 2010 1:45 pm

    Excellent! 🙂

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