The Co$t of Living

changeMost people you meet , (even successful ones) will be quick to lament over the price of everything these days.  You can’t turn around or scratch your ass without someone, some agency, some government or company getting something from you for the pleasure of living.

While it is certainly true that there is a price for EVERYTHING, the true entrepenuer recognises the difference between a cost, and an investment!

COST- WHAT IS GIVEN UP IN TRADE IN ORDER TO ACQUIRE SOMETHING ELSE.

INVESTMENT- TRANSFERRING AN ASSET FROM ONE FORM TO ANOTHER FOR AN INTENDED BENEFIT.

 So many seem to view life as though it is all supposed to be a party. While it is true that we create our experiences through our focus and choices, we can avoid unpleasentness if we are diligent with our minds. But as you can see from the above conditions; a little destruction is required to break through the comfort zone to the next level of joy!
 As we examine the costs involved with life, we can see that there is more than the the need to contribute physical resources. Life takes emotional, and spiritual equity from us as well.

Most of lives our lives surrounded by struggle. We experience pain, sorrow, dissapointment and grief all the time. To the casual observer, pain is a cost, something we have given up. But to the SPIRITUAL ENTREPENEUR, IT IS AN IVESTMENT!

eggYou can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs!
Even the finest Mansion was born from the destruction of trees and soil.
When a couple marries, that means children and siblings are leaving their home, one family is broken to create …another.
LOOK AT THE PAIN OF CHILDBIRTH

 

A scar on your body is always the stronger part. Skin that makes up a scar is thicker than the skin around it. This is actually true for emotional, psychological, and spiritual scars as well.
The saying: ” What does not kill us, makes us st…ronger” is a fact. The sturdiest, most resilient, balanced individuals I know are the folks that have been to hell and back.
I am not claiming we need pain and suffering to be strong, but I am saying everything that challanges us, also nurtures us.
Trials and tribulations are not desireable, but when prevelant, should be embraced as lessons.
Most children have no desire to go to school. In fact thay may claim it is torture or cruel and unusual punishment. But when they are successful adults, they look back and see the valus in what they viewed as torture at the time.

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.~ Helen Keller ~

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which,in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant. ~ Horace 65-68 B.C. ~

While no one wants to spend money, or suffer. you only grow through making an investment in life.

 
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide
 
Life is lived to the fullest when put aside our fear and venture beyond the comfort zone. The pain and challenges we navigate through are not the universe taxing our well being, but an ivestment that will return us joy many times over.
“Come to the edge”, he said.
They said, “We are afraid”.
“Come to the edge”, he said.
They came.
He pushed them …
and they flew.

~ Guillauame Apollinaire ~

emergeBreak out of the shell of mediocrity. Take riskd, push the envelope for the greatest experience possible. Do not be afraid to invest in life!
Live Well
Laugh Often
Love Much!
Find the leesons in your struggles
See the growth in your challenges
embrace the love around you when in pain.

It’s all good: GOD DID NOT CREATE PAIN, WE CHOOSE IT AS A PERSPECTIVE!

The Journey IS the Destination!

 

 

About positivelyjohn

Philosopher/Poet/Writer/Author Seeker of truth & Meaning
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