Everyone either knows about the struggles of George Lucas or have read or watched some of his magnificent work. (Think Star Wars/Indiana Jones) Most older people know you do not reach the stellar heights as has Mr. Lucas without having some times to keep pushing on when it appears this is no sensible reason to keep on trying. Trying while crying is a common experience of many successful people. Here’s George’s secret:
“The secret is not to give up hope. It's tough not to because if you're really doing something worthwhile I think you will be pushed to the brink of hopelessness before you come through the other side.” George Lucas.
Pushed to the brink of hopelessness! Before you come through!
I suppose an old saw from bygone times fits the bill here: “Keep on Trucking.”
The time-worn clichés are more potent than most are willing to admit. An entire generation seems to think the high mountains of life a scaled by wishing, and mere wishes won’t get you to the peak. One of the clichés of my younger years has stuck with me through many nights, nights so dark there was no reason to even think of better things and times. I’m sure you have heard this one:
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going!”
You may have noticed that much of my writing seems to drift into a cheering session to stay at whatever you’re attempting that will help scale the mountain of your aspirations. The reason for this simple, I write as a means to remind me that I must do as did Jesus concerning His Eternal appointment in Jerusalem:
Luke 9:51 “Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem, (NKJV).
Things seemed pretty hopeless, yet a short time later, the Cross at Calvary was behind Him, and there was an empty Tomb that once belonged to Joseph of Arimathea.
Keep on moving toward what God has for you; move on through it all.
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