Tuesday, 25 Sept. 2012
Word of Hope for Today
with Kuya Rolly Custodio
The Secret of Fulfillment
'There is a time for everything...a time to weep and a time to laugh.' Ecclesiastes 3:1-4
Optimists tend to believe that life is mostly good; pessimists, that it's mostly bad. Life isboth. And only those who embrace that truth are able to find fulfillment. Why? Becausethose who accept it but don't embrace it become apathetic, meeting every difficulty witha shrug and a sigh. They may survive, but they won't be successful.To succeed you must be proactive, in bad times as well as good. If you examine thelives of successful people you'll discover they always do what's right no matter how theyfeel, and by doing right-they end up feeling good. On the other hand, unsuccessfulpeople tend to wait to feel good before they do what's right. As a result, they neither dowhat's right nor feel good. Often you won't feel like doing the right thing, but you need todo it anyway. Nelson Mandela said: 'I have discovered the secret that after climbing agreat hill, one finds many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steala view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come.But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare notlinger, for my long walk is not yet ended.' If you always do the right thing-despite howyou feel, despite what others may say or do in response-you will be satisfied withyourself. And that, at the end of the day, will do a lot to determine whether you feelfulfilled.