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Discouragement Has a Message

By: jwilder, 11/16/2021

In every discouragement is a message and an opportunity.

Sometimes we are discouraged when results take longer than expected. I would say in 99% of the cases results will always take longer than expected. The question is are they taking longer than they need to. If you can’t answer that question then discouragement says you need to do a little bit more digging to determine how long things can take.

Maybe you’re discouraged because you can’t sustain what you are doing. It becomes boring and even painful to continue. In this case the message might be you’ve explored this area and it’s not working. It’s time to look for another area to explore.

Sometimes we encounter a setback. It could be a health problem or something that happened to you that was unfair. This is certainly discouraging. The message in this case might be life is unfair and everyone has setbacks. It’s time To grow a bit of maturity and learn the skills necessary to endure the storm of a setback.

In every discouragement is a message and an opportunity. It's a specific message about an area that was lacking and an opportunity to strengthen that area.

The good news is, our attitude toward discouragement can improve. Over time, our encounters with discouragement can be shorter. And each discouragement gives us an opportunity to grow and mature.

James Wilder

I write about success principles and practices that help dreamers take action and achieve their goals! I believe that success is for anyone that truly desires it.

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