If there is no struggle, there is no progress

Posted by Samantha on January 24, 2011 in Thought for the day |

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Frederick Douglass, American slave, abolitionist and statesman (1818 – 1895)

I LOVE this!  I love the simple truth of it.

It was an act of courage on my part to acknowledge that I wasn’t happy with the way I was raising my children.

And then it was a struggle to re-write the scripts I’d been raised with.  It took effort to stop doing things I didn’t like but which came naturally to me as a parent.  It took strength to keep going and press on through every setback and “relapse” into old behaviour.

But it has been worth it.

The progress has been vast.

And yet the journey never ends.

Some days are easy.  Others are still a struggle.

On those days I can remind myself that there is no progress without struggle.

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