Advance In Adversity

Imagine after an eventful day at work, on your way home there is an excruciating  gridlock, one which makes breathing difficult. Yet, you have to endure for hours at a stretch because, you desperately want to be home and you know that despite it's tolls on you, you can't give up on getting to your beautiful abode.
Hence,  you exercise patience, show restraint where necessary and go through all the rigors because of your goal - getting home to enjoy the coziness of your home.
 This is similar to the journey everyone who has or is about to achieve his/her life goals or dreams goes through or must go through.
The above illustration serves as the focus of this discourse briefly, but clearly depicts the direction everyone’s journey takes, most especially when he/she has a set goal(s).
There is no success or accolade in life without any form of difficulty, setback, etc. 
The point I'm making is that, adversities should not stop anyone from making progress, rather, it should trigger your resourcefulness. Not limit your potential and not blur your eyes off the target/goals.
 In fact, whenever you see or encounter adversity, it is an indication or signal that it is the moment to advance. It may seem difficult and prove to be insurmountable, just advance. It may even look like there is never going to be a solution to that pending problem, still advance. That a problem appears unconquerable is the more reason you should never stop making attempts at working it out.
In this new year, there will be tons and tons of adversities which will come in all shapes and forms to prevent you from achieving your set goals for the year. It could be in the form of going back to old habits, blaming others for your setbacks, indulging in wasteful vices, etc. The truth, is that they will always surface whether you like it or not!
This means that, although old habits and lifestyle may try to deter your progress and advancement this year, you must not let them overwhelm or deter you, just like the individual who endured the traffic jam just so he could get home.
 You must always remember that advancing, no matter the pace is very crucial to our succeeding in life. Also, keep in mind that, the reason you persistently advance is because no matter the pressure, the goal/target is worth the trouble.
If you can imbibe this attitude in the new year, it will be a year of joyous moments for you , filled with achievements, progress and growth. Therefore, let the watchword this year be advance in/despite/through adversities and see the difference.
What I say unto you, I say unto myself.
Jilams Odigwe is an enthusiastic writer who borders the line between a realist and optimist. His love for art is fluid, which makes Bon vivant of some sort...

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