Diamonds are formed when carbon is under extreme pressure in the earth. Without pressure a diamond would just be carbon in a lesser form such as graphite.
Without the trials and tribulations of life, where would we be? Lost…completely. We would have no sagacity to pilot our lives, and the motivation to excel would be at an all time low. “No pressure, no diamonds,” a quote by the great writer Thomas Carlyle, is my mantra. Whenever I’m in an eerie place, I meditate on this phrase to focus my energy on a singular, positive thing that is current in my life – doing whatever I can to shake the strain. This quote is an unambiguous reminder that without affliction we would not be who we are today. Look at it this way, inhibition is essential to strength and growth, and without it we’re merely a drifting creation. Remember that the next time the humdrum of life sets in.
It’s a piece of cake to be progressive when things are smooth sailing; however, it’s braving improbable challenges that show us what we are truly made of…….DIAMONDS.
What helps you stay centered when difficult times, I call them growing pains, appear in your life? Comment below!
Peace & blessings to you all.
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