By: Char-Lez Braden
The myth that hard work must be arduous and miserable is a lie. In each of our lives we have done things that were difficult and took great energy, thought, concentration, resources, and time and taxed us perhaps to our limits. At the same time, while we were engaged in those activities we were doing something we loved.
We see this repeated time and time again. The only conclusion is, hard work isn’t, in and of itself, arduous. The difference is in the knowledge that the work advances something of meaning to the worker.
As libertarians we value freedom above most anything else. The work we put into advancing freedom often gives us great satisfaction.
The task we have set before ourselves, that is of freeing Florida from statist government, is not an easy one. The journey we take in pursuit of it gives us abundant opportunities for satisfaction.
The most important thing to remember is that the road to success is littered with failures and obstacles. Each obstacle overcome is a victory that needs to be relished, and shared. Our victories will not come all at once, but more like a small snowball at the top of a mountain that grows as it comes down the mountain until finally, it is seen by all to be an avalanche.
We will try many things. Most will fail. Some will work. We will learn from all and adapt. This newsletter is no exception. The start is humble, but it continues to grow and improve and soon will be a shining beacon people look too.
As it is with the newsletter, so let it be with the whole party. Let us continue to improve on everything the party does from end to end, and at all levels. We shall take our victories where we can and adapting where we must.
Through it all, let us reach out to one another and applaud the successes of all our fellow travelers, and pick up those who stumble along the way. All to often we see that the opposition does not need to kill a Libertarian, but only wound him, and the other Libertarians will finish him off. This sort of behavior serves only the opposition.
Each of us keeping our eyes on the prize and helping others make us all stronger. Remember, that no matter what our individual preferences and styles may be we are working toward a similar goal.
Let us work to make 2016 the year that we all look back and say this is when the snowball began to grow.