For me, the ultimate aspiration is:

JoshuaClayton By JoshuaClayton, 5th Jan 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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For me, the ultimate aspiration and goal is to patiently survive all of life's storms and just plain be more patient and powerful as you will be able to tell by the Gospel hymn by Charles Albert Tindley I start out quoting in the next section.

No matter what

When the storms of life are raging,
Stand by me (stand by me);
When the storms of life are raging,
Stand by me (stand by me);
When the world is tossing me
Like a ship upon the sea,
Thou Who rulest wind and water,
Stand by me (stand by me).

In the midst of tribulation,
Stand by me (stand by me);
In the midst of tribulation,
Stand by me (stand by me);
When the hosts of hell assail,
And my strength begins to fail,
Thou Who never lost a battle,
Stand by me (stand by me).

In the midst of faults and failures,
Stand by me (stand by me);
In the midst of faults and failures,
Stand by me (stand by me);
When I do the best I can,
And my friends misunderstand,
Thou Who knowest all about me,
Stand by me (stand by me).

In the midst of persecution,
Stand by me (stand by me);
In the midst of persecution,
Stand by me (stand by me);
When my foes in battle array
Undertake to stop my way,
Thou Who savèd Paul and Silas,
Stand by me (stand by me).

When I’m growing old and feeble,
Stand by me (stand by me);
When I’m growing old and feeble,
Stand by me (stand by me);
When my life becomes a burden,
And I’m nearing chilly Jordan,
O Thou “Lily of the Valley,”
Stand by me (stand by me).

Patience is not easy, especially to those it seems to "come easy" to. I know what I am writing about. When you patiently fail, that is when patience is tried the most really. To those it "comes easy" to, they are the lilies in the valley I meant with that quote above. I may now be patient, but it did not come easy. From healing my Uncle Bill and watching him die about five years after he left my care in 1990, to watching my Dad go through his illness and lose limbs and suffer the slow horrors of diabetes until he died at fifty-two years old, and watching many other friends and family suffer the vicissitudes of life and existence situations, and the toll they took on me, I can honestly say that patience is not easy.

Patience may be the hardest thing to come by in the world, but it makes you as valuable as a lily in the valley when you have it, because when you have its opposite: Too much haste, you are a spoiled jerk who "wants it now!" and are about as valuable as microwave food over a campfire to be rather visceral about it.

Think about the person who fails and then succeeds through superior knowledge for a moment, versus the person who succeeds the first few times through great luck, fortune, blessing or whatever. It is always less entitled and more real because it has the genuine power of patience and understanding behind it, to combine into genuine tolerance. Indeed, patience is earned, not given, then. Am I right?

No Matter What, Aspire To Real Success

Real success after understanding how to fail is what makes real power. Indeed, winning after being a temporary failure creates some of the best and repeatable success with understanding behind it. Thomas Alva Edison taught that lesson through repeated failures throughout his life and those few successes that took him "over the top with those "numerous patents", same with George Herman "Babe" Ruth on a lesser scale in baseball. He had most of the worst strike outs in baseball as well as the most home runs, same with Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron. On the other hand look at those flat out successes like Marc McGwire, Jose Canseco, Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa that had more hits and less strike outs but depended on artificial means to do those same feats. My point is when success is real, you know what really fails through and through to make the success permanent. I mean think about it, the greatest loser has it easy, takes no risks, and has no real understanding of failure. I just named why great successes, really great success strive to understand failure fully so that they can more fully succeed.

After all, why do you think scientists do every experiment they can to make the ideal product anyway? All temporary failure is a more complete understanding of how to succeed when seen the right way. When seen the wrong way, failure is permanent, the end. How is that for accurate illustration?

No Matter What, Aspire To Real Success, Not Beginner's Luck

We all love to win, but who does love to train and seemingly fail until all failure is exhausted and success is fully understood? The sweepstakes winner then is the unluckiest person is that sense, are they not? With those two questions, I begin this section.

Think about that fact for a moment, sweepstakes, lotteries, and the like that depend on beginner's luck: They are the ultimate genuine failure really, especially when the luck or fortune is genuinely not repeatable.

Sure, I "harp" on the logic of real, from the ground success, but, is there any other genuine success other than that when really understood fully? I do not think so. But, I am not saying that I am the ultimate authority on this reality. I invite argument, and disagreement with my realities (or theories) of the nature of genuine success. So, I end with a poem:

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

- Author unknown –

I hope this article lifts you up like it lifts me writing it. With patient enthusiasm, and realistically measured understanding, I say without quotes: No matter what aspire to real success that you can take seriously.


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I am a freelance writer based in Inglewood, California, USA. I used to write under a few aliases, but now I have nothing to hide and write mostly under my own name. I write mostly on self-help topics.

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