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Affirmation for Today - November 8, 2023

I wish for it.

And then I work for it.

Dreams and aspirations are the fuel of our personal progress. They're the stars we set our navigation by, a sort of celestial guidance system for the soul. But stargazing alone won’t get us to our destination; it's the diligent, sometimes grinding work we do under those stars that moves us forward.

When we say, "I wish for it," we're doing more than just daydreaming. We’re setting an intention, painting the target, defining what it is that we truly want — be it personal growth, professional success, or a contribution to the world around us. That wish is the spark. It's where everything begins, but it’s only the first step.

Now, the critical part: "And then I work for it." This is where the magic happens, in the countless hours of effort, the relentless pursuit, and the dedication to the path we’ve set for ourselves. The work is where wishes undergo the transformation into achievements. The process can be tough, it can test us, and it will definitely ask more of us than we initially think we can give. But in this crucible of effort, we find out what we're truly capable of.

It’s in the gritty, less glamorous behind-the-scenes where our futures are forged. When others only see the outcomes, the triumphs, or what appears as sudden bursts of success, you’ll know the truth of the late nights, the early mornings, the sacrifices, and the unwavering commitment.

Remember, wishing gives us direction, but work gives us progress. They’re two sides of the same coin, the dream and the doing, and you can't have one without the other. Keep wishing, because that's where it all starts, but never stop working for it, because that's where you'll cross the finish line. And that's something to be truly inspired by.


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