Grace Under Pressure

Photo: Steven Gaal  

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.”  ~Thomas A. Edison
(-How can I make this better?  What can I do to find a solution?)
"The starting point of all achievement is desire."  ~Napoleon Hill
(-Don't wish; plan, then act!)
"The secret to success is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes."  ~Benjamin Disraeli
(-Nothing comes without some sacrifice; Be willing to let go and adapt.)
"There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going."  ~Beverly Sills
(-Effort in equals results out.  Be honest in your assessment of work being done towards goals.)
"Success... is the ability to work towards your goal in spite of total disaster."  ~Winston Churchill
(-Deal with your own "disasters" with grace and confidence. If you don't feel like you have it... fake it!)
Seeing a trend here...?  Learn from the advice of successful people; There is value awaiting you with some hard work and a positive mindset. With so many bemoaning the ecomomy and it's "difficulties", it's easy to get caught up in the complaining.  But, in truth, adversity is often the best teacher, and many new ideas come from times of change.  Are you mired in negative thinking, or looking to this time as one of solutions, oppportunity for change and renewed creativity?  And work hard, but don't forget to enjoy time off with simple pleasures, finding new ways to enjoy them as well.
As the old UK poster from World War II advised; "Remain calm and carry on!"