“If you are going through hell, keep going” (Winston Churchill). Oh how true this statement is, because like all truly great people know that inside the difficulties lie the solution, or to put it again in the words of Winston Churchill; “We shall draw from the heart of the suffering itself, the means of inspiration and survival.” So friends as you go about your daily pursuits, seeking ways to live your greatest lives, I want you to remember these:
Every difficult task that comes across your path—every one that you would rather not do, that will take the most effort, cause the most pain, and be the greatest struggle—brings a blessing with it. And refusing to do it regardless of the sacrifices, time, and effort you have to put in, is to miss the blessing.
Every difficult stretch of road on which you have to follow in the pursuit of your life calling leads unquestionably to blessings. And they are blessings you will never receive unless you travel the steep and thorny path.
Every battle you encounter in your life, where you are required to fight, sometimes with the last of your strength, has the possibility of victory that will prove to be a rich blessing to you. And every heavy burden you are called upon to lift hides within itself a miraculous secret of strength.
Sometimes the darkness in our lives is worse, because we cannot even understand what we are doing. Therefore we are unable to see any beauty or any possible good arising from our experience. Yet if we are faithful to forge ahead and “if we do not give up”, someday we will know that we discovered our truest selves during those days when it was the darkest.
Don’t forget that no matter how many bends a road may have, there is always one smooth, straight portion. “Even the longest day has a sunset, and the winter snow may stay quite some time, but it will ﬁnally melt.” So again, “if you are going through hell, keep going”, because just somewhere around the corner, you are breaking forth, and you will make your mark on this beautiful world we live in.