“Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.” -Florence Scovel Shinn

Have you ever worked so hard to reach a goal and it just doesn’t seem to come together? Whether you’re trying to get your health in order or pay down your debt, life sometimes hands us challenges that seem to derail our plans. But don’t be discouraged. Every setback can be used as a setup for something greater.

Call it a test of faith or the Universe or God trying to teach us to believe in ourselves, whatever the case may be, working hard and believing in your vision—no matter what—is one of the most important traits you need on the road to your dreams.

Do you have a vision in place? Are you working toward it?

Take the weekend to evaluate where you are on your journey and how you need to adjust your actions (or attitude) to reach your goals.

Happy Friday, Clutchettes! Have a great weekend!  

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  • Yes, I definitely have a vision and I hold on to it everyday, no matter how the outlook may be. By never losing sight of it, I never stop working toward it.

  • Melancholy Soul

    Every setback can be used as a setup for something greater. – Yea, and then reality set in.

  • Dalili


    When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us

    Alexander Graham Bell

  • Jai

    YES!!!!! I’m holding on to the vision I’ve set for myself, and the last three weeks have been very trying. It’s always a blessing to get a bit of affirmation when you’re in the struggle to the finish line.