Hard. Work. Pays. Off.

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Everyone wants to believe that.  We all want to see our hard work pay off.  Teachers preach it to their students; coaches scream it at their players.  All businesses or employers respect this notion (hopefully).  We are a society convinced that we can convince ourselves of this truth.

Obviously, hard work doesn’t ALWAYS pay off.  Sometimes we fall short, in spite of our efforts.  We don’t always finish what we started.  Our sweat, blood and tears don’t always pay off.  If our hard work doesn’t pay off, we think we went wrong somewhere along the way.  Or we think we didn’t actually work hard enough.

Sometimes, we will never know the truth.

But that’s why, as bloggers, as writers, as authors, as human beings, we are stubborn.

There are a lot of creatures that are stubborn out there; cows, mules, horses, dogs, etc.  But think honestly to yourself…be REALLY honest…

What creature is more stubborn than humans?

Sometimes we are flat out dumb for being stubborn.  Other times, our stubbornness makes us creatures of faith.  Faith, because we don’t always know the answers.  Faith, because our beliefs don’t always make perfect sense.

You don’t “have faith” because you can explain something perfectly; you have faith because, in spite of doubts, in spite of your lack of knowledge, you STILL believe.

Be writers of stubbornness.  Be writers of faith.

“Faith is confidence in what we hope for; the conviction of things not seen”-Hebrews 11:1

And you don’t have to be religious to appreciate that.

What do you think?

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