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Success Takes Time

July is here! This means that we are now more than halfway through 2015. At the beginning of each calendar year, many of us set goals and affirmations for ourselves. Now that we are midway through the year, it’s time to reflect on the status of those goals and affirmations.  What goals did you set for yourself at the beginning of this year? How many of those goals have you accomplished? It’s time to make your dreams a reality. Now is the time to take action.

In an interview with prima ballerina Misty Copeland, she shared that her only dream since she was 13 years old was to become a principle dancer with the American Ballet Theater. It took almost 20 years, but her dream came true. From her story I learned 1) all things are possible and 2) the theory of the compound effect is true.
Author Darren Hardy wrote a book entitled The Compound Effect. As I listened to the audio book  yesterday, something clicked. I've heard it for several years but I didn’t take heed until now. The lesson for me is that great things will come in time. Often times, we like to rush things and get instant results. The truth is, life had several building blocks. Life requires our diligence. When we take our time to move towards the things that matter the most, we must be patient. After all, according to Ecclesiastes 9:11, “I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men if understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.” It is important that we take small, consistent steps each day. Being obedient in the little things will eventually provide the results that we ultimately desire.
No matter what your goals have been and/or currently are, do NOT give up. Be diligent and steadfast. Your success is yet to come! 

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