It’s an ages-old adage, but as with most adages of the sort, one that lives on because of its basic core of truth. Life is what you make it. It gives what you ask of it. It is not predetermined, it is moldable, limited only by what you ask of it.
The below poem is very powerful if you grasp the meaning of it and apply it to your life.
Aim For The Best In Life
Remember, it takes no more effort to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than it does to accept misery and poverty. A great poet has accurately stated this universal truth in these lines:
“For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.
“I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.”
Life Is What You Demand Of It
Many people miss this point. Life is an effort regardless of what you do with it. If you are complacent and missing out on what you wish you had, your effort exhibits in the form of stress and struggle. If you are positive and effect a positive change, your efforts will be spent, but also rewarded.
Anyone who has ever been under stress or struggled to succeed, earn money, or pay the bills, will agree that it is no easier to live a subdued life. It is still an effort, and I’d daresay one that in the end is much harder than the life you build of success. As Hill says here, the choice is yours. You only need to decide whether you want to enjoy your efforts or continue to feel the pressure that comes from misplaced attitude and effort.
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