Florence Nightingale is a revered and respected name in the medical profession. She popularized and glorified the teaching profession. Yet, to emerge as a ministering angel unto the British troops in Turkey during the Crimean War, the young Florence persisted steadfastly and repeatedly before her wealthy parents granted her wish for the nursing career. The nurse was lowly regarded in her days.
It is marvelous setting forth on a course or project; it is also a fantastic idea pursuing that project unto the desired conclusion. Despite the challenges of having to work in an unwelcome environment, among military superiors who adamantly opposed her correct and truthful reports, Florence went ahead to secure the survival of sick soldiers and save the wounded and dying ones from the those of hell. She later became a celebrated nurse and a recognized symbol of the nursing profession worldwide.
Life is not a bed of roses, we take the rough phases of life with the smooth edges by and by the desired triumph would manifest. Many business people bank their hopes upon quick yields and prompt returns upon investment. They define their calculations and speculations by the expectations and assurances of here and now. The internet and advancement in the world of information technology has encouraged movement at a fast pace. Nevertheless, each process must pass through its required course of incubation. We can only learn the lesson and gain the award if we could persevere unrelentingly towards a well-chosen course and path.
It takes perseverance and careful planning to put up the spacecraft. A lot of thinking and experimentation, trials, errors, and then Eureka, Triumph has come.
We must dedicate ourselves, we should persistently persevere in order to succeed in projects such as Space trips, production of automobiles, plants and equipment with high levels of precision, organizational structures and systems, handling government affairs, management of public utilities, and almost in every facet of noble and enduring endeavours of life.
What is your brand ?
What is your aim?
What is your focus?
Have you counted the cost?
Your entire life might depend upon it.
Charles Goodyear discovered vulcanized rubber after a lot of painful and costly trials. While Mr. Goodyear might not have benefited financially from the effort, he left a treasured and enduring legacy for humanity. We use tires and vulcanized rubber in so many ways today across the world.
Alexander Graham Bell had already become a notable teacher of the deaf, a founder of a school for the deaf in Boston, and later a Professor of vocal physiology. What else could one ask for? Well, Bell had fidgeted with a novel idea since he was about 18 years; he was working on a crude idea of telephone communication by word transmutation. He finally had a discovery with his team almost twelve years after he began. Despite the discovery, Bell had financial challenges to set up and commercialize the invention. It was an award and a financial grant from France some years later brought the needed support. Alexander Bell worried less about his lack and persisted further into his work, hoping upon hope. He is a household name today in telecommunication.
There is a triumph in perseverance and an enduring legacy at the tail end of a dedicated life. It takes the unflinching dedication of a man or woman who refused to let go, until he or she carry out the desired goal.
Success in life depends to a large extent upon our perseverance, our concentration of effort to do noble goals. When we lack concentration we fail to reach the epic of our dream, our utmost desire. Gold diggers and diamond miners do not lose focus to gain the valuable gem which lied buried in the earth.
The last line of a worthy life is hereby expressed by Apostle Paul:
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness:
Which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day.
And not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing”. (2 Tim. 4: 7,8).
What is the aim and the purpose of your life?
What do you live for, and what is the goal?
Triumph lies ahead for a good cause pursued with perseverance!