I stood outside my house one morning and noticed how beautiful it looked… Yes, I had viewed the scenery over and over again but never took the time to notice how beautiful it was. Standing right there in front of me, I saw a beauty I could not comprehend, a beauty that could only be created through pain, the pain that comes with receiving the sun and the rain, the pain that comes with being a TREE.
Yes, you read right, a tree!
I guess we see the beauty of the flowers and the trees spurring us to appreciate nature, but if we take the time to study them, we would see that the only thing that makes them shine is birthed from the pain they go through.
Imagine if they ran for shelter every time it rained, or shielded themselves from the sun when it blazed down on them, would they still look this radiant?
To succeed in life, we have to face our own challenges in order to be successful in our various paths. Human that we are, most times we want to run away from our challenges and we search for the easy way out not knowing that, that inconvenience, that discomfort, that shedding of skin is the only way to grow into the next level in our pursuit of success.
Everyone has their different prices to pay and different pains to gain from. Never compare your grief to the pleasures of another. His/her unbearable pains might be way more that your own sanity can bear.
While a model is required to rest and eat little, a professor needs to keep reading and can hardly get enough time to rest, but you need to realize, that focusing on what is required is what keeps them at the top of their careers in their chosen fields.
Discover yourself; be ready to make sacrifices that will take you to your desired level so you can be as green as the trees.