“Difficulties in your life do not come to destroy you, but to help you realise your hidden potential and power, let difficulties know that you too are difficult” Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
I think this quote by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is so powerful and true.
Think for a moment of the humble tree. It starts out as a sapling, then over time grows and becomes bigger until it reaches its full potential. It spreads out its roots to anchor itself deep into the earth. If it gave up spreading roots at the slightest obstacle or if the soil was slightly too hard to penetrate, it would soon die or stay a sapling.
Because the tree’s roots go in search of new ground and deeper nutrients, it grows tall and strong enabling itself to withstand strong winds and hail storms.
We are no different. We need to grow daily, seek new possibilities and use our talents and gifts for others. We should in the words of Kalam- ‘let our difficulties and problems know that we too are difficult’
© Paddick Van Zyl 2016