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Without Hard Work, Nothing Grows but Weeds - Gordon B. Hinckley

Without Hard Work, Nothing Grows but Weeds – Gordon B. Hinckley

Fear and doubt stem from many origins – bad experiences, low self-esteem, constant worry, and not enough hard work. We all want our lives to be like healthy gardens filled with sunshine and positive growth, but sometimes negative forces cause serious damage. This is why, much like when planting, we must provide ourselves with constant care and consideration.

When exercising your muscles, have you ever noticed that doing it just once a week has little impact? When planting flowers, have you ever realized that if you simply plant the flowers and do little to maintain them, they don’t live the best life possible? The same goes for getting through your obstacles and overcoming your fears – simply taking a couple of steps and then ceasing to continue your progress will not make for lasting improvement. Sure, you can never truly lose the progress you’ve gained, but the progress that truly makes a difference is that which is constant.

Leaving too much time in between practice is full of risk. In order for the body and mind to truly believe that it is capable of doing both simple and difficult tasks, it must have constant proof. If you want positivity to grow instead of self-doubt and low self-esteem, you must work hard and take pride in that work. Your life can be a garden full of fresh flowers – you just have to give it the nourishment it needs and desires.

Without Hard Work, Nothing Grows but Weeds – Gordon B. Hinckley
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About B.G.

Hi. I enjoy writing and sharing my experiences with others. For many years, I have struggled with anxiety and know how difficult it is to deal with something so seemingly limiting. My hobbies include: writing, reading, watching TV, and working hard to get through my anxiety. I hope that through my writing I can help others realize that they are not alone in their struggles and that they can overcome their obstacles! I currently have blogs at www.gettingthroughanxiety.wordpress.com and www.restinpieceblog.wordpress.com - In addition, I am the author of the fantasy-horror novel, Rest in Piece and short story collection, Abstract Clarity.


  1. This article is on point. I personally can relate and enjoyed reading this.

  2. Kelly Campbell

    As the official “Mow Season” has begun, this is a perfect Seed to wrap your mind around as things start to get out of hand.

  3. Very true. Practice makes a man perfect.

  4. So true! Creating and maintaining a habit makes it hard to remember a time it didn’t exist.

  5. True. Hard work is necessary in all areas in our lives to be successful. Thank you for your words 🙂 <3

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