Between you and every goal that you wish to achieve, there is a series of obstacles and the bigger the goal, the bigger the obstacles. Your decision to achieve and do something out of the ordinary entails facing difficulties and challenges that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.

It is far better to dare mighty things, to win and achieve triumphs, even though checked by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray world that knows not victory nor defeat. They refuse to try for fear of not winning, so they achieve nothing.

Just remember……….

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which open for us. Keep your eyes on your goals work hard at it and even if you have a few failures along the way ….. don’t give up success is at the other door. You can make it if you keep trying.

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Lancer501 Premium
These are very wise words Pearl...very often the most telling lesson is contained in a few well chosen truths. Great post.
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galnia Premium
That is real talk.
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Amen to that!
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You are soooo right! :)
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Your words are so true. It is much appreciated that you took time to write this.
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Pearlie Premium
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Pearlie Premium
Thanks for your comments Jen09 really appreciate it.
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ar20746 Premium
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.

Milton Berle
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Pearlie Premium
Love that sentiment. Thanks for your comment really appreciate it.
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atlanticus Premium
Yes, there are always opportunities out there.
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Pearlie Premium
Yes there is, thanks for responding, really appreciate it.
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susanhinds Premium
So true. It is fun once you can start to look fear in the eye and just do what you want to do. I am so grateful for the wonderful people in this community who are so willing to share their wisdom for the benefit of all great post!
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Pearlie Premium
Thank for your comments susanhind, you have some great encouraging words yourself. let us focus on the open doors.
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susanhinds Premium
Absolutely there are always plenty of open doors and that is the only place to be focused.
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Christabelle Premium
Grand words of truth!! :)
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Pearlie Premium
I am glad you think so Christabelle thanks for your comments
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks for the encouragement and inspiration, Pearlie. All good thoughts to focus on.:)Rebecca
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Pearlie Premium
Thanks for your comments Rebeccas glad you found the words encouraging and inspiring
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cheick55 Premium
More inspiration. Thankfuly neede since I am writitng a book.
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Pearlie Premium
Thanks for commenting Cheick55.
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Sui_generis Premium
I never want to live in that gray (nor lukewarm) world. Thanks for your inspiring post. ~Debbi
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Pearlie Premium
I am glad you were inspired by the words Suigeneris. thanks for the comments
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Karyskis Premium
Wonderful words of wisdom. I truly needed this today.
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Pearlie Premium
Thanks Karyskis for the comments glad I was able to help
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KatieMac Premium
enjoyed your post and yes one door closes and another opens
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Pearlie Premium
Thanks for your comment Katie Mac
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Gordi Premium
so true about when one door closes another one opens. We sometimes miss open doors.
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Pearlie Premium
Thanks for your comment Gordi really appreciate it.
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Bill67 Premium
"When one door closes another door opens" my grand mother always told me that one.
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Pearlie Premium
Yes its true when one door closes another one opens just keep focusing on the open door not the one that is closed. Thanks for commenting.
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wootten Premium
Very well said!

Momma used to say
"Nothing gained if nothing ventured".

I like to think of challenges as learning experiences...it may be hard to see it when you are amidst the storm...but on the other side you have the experience to draw on and be stronger and more prepared!

I love your encouraging nature Pearlie....very nurturing!

Sunshiny smiles
Amanda
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Pearlie Premium
Thanks for the comments Amanda, and well said too nothing ventured nothing gained.
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JennPGD Premium
I so agree with you, Pearlie. Thanks for sharing. :)
Jenn
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Pearlie Premium
Thanks for your comments really appreciate it.
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Thank you for the inspiration! :)
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Pearlie Premium
Glad I was able to inspire. Thanks for the comments
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JRCM Premium
Great post. You are right.
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Thanks JRCM really appreciate your comments.
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AlanCross Premium
Nice post I am always looking for open doors!
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Pearlie Premium
Good if you look for them you will find them thanks for your comments
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Stonefox Premium
Outstanding post. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
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Pearlie Premium
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Trialynn Premium
Truer words never spoken!
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Thanks Trialynn really appreciate it.
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gracesystem Premium
Thanks Pearline your encouragement. May God strengthen you as well be Strong in the Lord ...........
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Pearlie Premium
Thanks for your comments gracesystem really appreciate it
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Funmine Premium
Excellent post, Pearlie!
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Pearlie Premium
Thanks Funmine really appreciate it. Haven't seen you in a while.
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edensbox Premium
Thank you for this great motivation. I have to remind myself every day of what my goals are. It can be easy to get distracted or want to quit. I feel like i have always given up on things and this time I refuse to!
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Pearlie Premium
I am glad I was able to help. Sometimes all we need to do is keep at it and success will come
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Chris2005 Premium
My sister always said when one door closes another door opens. Thanks for the post.
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Pearlie Premium
Be assured that when one door closed another will open, just take your eyes off the closed door and you will see the open door
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