Day 70: What do you do sir?
When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?—John Maynard Keynes
Have you ever found yourself shaking your head in awe of some truth hitting you? That happened to me recently when the priest said that you can be a righteous person and yet be unable to achieve your set objectives (paraphrased). How is that? You can be a righteous person who lack Faith, you need Faith to brave the process of achieving your goals or your calling.
Being committed and portraying self control is extremely a powerful force that can help you achieve your goals, but only when you apply them deliberately in the right course of action. Blindly exercising self control when your efforts are not well streamlined will unlikely lead you to desirable results. It becomes very dangerous because, at the end of the day, you will have wasted your time and resources. You will feel frustrated and demoralized at the end of the day.
You may give up and let yourself loose when you realize that your efforts are bearing naught results. Do not blame on your efforts or lack of it and ability to exercise self control. It could be actually wrong use of it. And just like my initial statement, righteousness coupled with Faith will move mountains.
What are you doing sir?