Blogging on The Brightside

"I think I can. I think I can. I think I can." -The Little Engine That Could

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle.”

on August 12, 2012

— Frederick Douglass

A very wise friend spoke to me during a difficult time. I told him I was struggling. He told me, “Struggling means you’re still fighting.” It was that moment of weakness that made me realize how strong I had been.

There has to be a struggle. There has to be opposition. You have to take the bitter with the better. Sometimes, all we need to realize is that we have the fight in us. Feeling defeated comes with realizing we might lose that for which we have fought.

You have fight in you. You possess that spark. Get to struggling. Get your fight back.

 

Advertisements

4 responses to ““If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle.”

  1. Thanks. I needed that.

  2. Wise and beautiful friend with excellent advice and acknowledgement. Yes as long as you are struggling you have the will to fight. With the will to fight there is progress. Great reminder of basic humanitarianism and human emotions and involvement.

  3. I will share this if you don’t mind. If you do mind please contact me and Poof! it will be gone. Thanks 🙂

please share your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: