Extracted from Paulo Coelho – The Manuscript found in Accra..
Do not try to make the road shorter, but travel it in such a way that every action leaves the land more fertile and the landscape more beautiful.
Do not try to be the Master of Time. If you pick the fruit you planted too early, it will be green and give pleasure to no one. If, out of fear or insecurity, you decide to put off the moment of making the Offering, the fruit will have rotted. Therefore, respect the time between sowing and harvesting.
And then await the miracle of the transformation. Until the wheat is in the oven, it cannot be called bread. Until the words are spoken, they cannot be called a poem. Until the threads are woven together by the hands of the person working them, they cannot be called cloth.
When the moment comes to show others your Offering, they will be amazed and will say to each other: ‘There is a successful man, because everyone wants the fruits of his labours.’
No one will ask what it cost to produce those fruits, because anyone who does his work with love fills his creation with such intensity that it cannot be perceived by the eyes. Just as an acrobat flies easily through the air, with no apparent effort, success, when it comes, seems the most natural thing in the world.
Meanwhile, if anyone did dare to ask, the answer would be: I considered giving up, I thought God was no longer listening to me, I often had to change direction and, on other occasions, lost my way. Despite everything, though, I found it again and carried on, because I was convinced there was no other way to live my life.
I learned which bridges should be crossed and which should be burned.
When it comes with problems, sometimes the only option you have is to move on.
Don’t start here, but don’t be afraid to do it eventually either. Moving on is an issue of discernment.
Use your best judgment to decide when a situation is hopeless, and if it is, pull the trigger.
Don’t waste time trying to right a sunken ship .
Jeremy Sttaton, an orthapadeic surgeon & writer has made this sound relatively easy. To take the courage to move on when dealing with problems especially one could already been fumed with never-ending frustrations. But he is right- to scrap away the nay-sers.
You aren’t where you want to be because something has prevented you from it.
You aren’t who you want to become because every time you try something gets in your way.
You don’t do the things you want to do and you do things you don’t want because there is some obstacle you can’t overcome.
So what is it? What gets in your way? What is the insurmountable obstacle? It comes by being intentional and choosing a tougher route. It comes through taking well calculated risks and not playing it too safe. And to move on and bid goodbye to naysers is the first key.