"On this day of your life, Jacquie, I believe God wants you to know that no effort is ever wasted, although some pay dividends later than you think.
Do not imagine that you "wasted your time" because something didn't turn out right. There is no such thing as "waste" in the Universe. Everything -- everything -- yields benefit.
It's true. And your life will show you this. So don't decry the "effort that failed."
All things lead to your highest good. You just may not know it yet.
You know even now why you just read this...
This friendly "nudge" came from your Self, you know..."
Love, Your Friend....
I love this little note from Neale Donald Walsch that I received in an email! So true for ALL OF US! We work so hard and it seems that it takes so long to reap the fruits of our efforts.
People are all around us telling us what to do, what not to do, casting their opinions, knocking down our efforts, trying to destroy our focus and our dreams, constantly expecting more, never giving praise, questioning our abilities. There is no benefit when you give up and don't try. It's hard not to listen when it seems sometimes that there are people who seem so adamant about cutting you down, jamming "their beliefs" into your brain, causing you lose sight of your goals.
Much of the benefit to working towards something, is learning as you go, even when you make mistakes. There is NO successful person walking around that did not make many mistakes along the way. Mistake is not taboo -- it allows you to adjust and keep pressing forward. If life was so simple that we could all "do the same thing, by following advice," we would all live perfect lives.
It's is so important to FIRST consider WHO are you taking advice from??? Most people who give advice tend to be people who are regurgitating what they read, or telling you that you have to match what everyone else is doing. God created individuals, not clones. We have individual personalities, and individuals gifts and abilities enabling us to make different contributions to this world, and I wholeheartedly believe that we each can make a signficant contribution in a positive way! This is what is missing in this great world of ours!
Everything is not attainable overnight, and diligence and focus is the key to getting closer to your goals.
Time to trust and believe in yourself and figure out what would work best for you. Work hard, go forward! Where do you want to be? What do you want to be doing? Keep your goals and chip away as best as you can! Never let anyone break you down along the way!
If you are working towards something that is truly uplifting for you as a human being, or perhaps for the HUMAN RACE, every step towards that GOAL is a HUGE BENEFIT!