I have come to understand that life is a circle of happiness, sadness, good times, and hard times. As for the latter, life will have its way with us, as many times as it could; and often enough, it will succeed. Whether it’s in our relationship, our career, our health, our finances or even the way we see and feel about ourselves, life will never be a smooth straight road. Sometimes things will happen completely out of our control. Things will shake us up and even change the trajectory of our entire life from what we had initially planned. I believe this happens the moment we start becoming too comfortable and life decides to challenge us, pulling us out of our comfort zones and forcing us to grow.
This will happen to all of us at some point or at many points along our lives. For some it will be early and for others later on. Don’t ever look at someone and think they have a perfect life, have it easier than you, or are luckier than you. We all have faced and will face difficulty in one way or another, at some point or another.
What matters is how we respond and how we choose to pick up the pieces and move forward in those difficult times. We must know that we are not alone in difficulty and that we are not a victim to our circumstances. We must choose to believe that life doesn’t happen to us, it happens for us. They say life is unpredictable, and for most of us, this is true. There is only so much we can control in our lives. As for the part we cannot control, we must learn to accept change and practice getting back up when life takes its inevitable bitter jabs at us.
Choose to believe that everything that happened or is happening in your life is preparing you for what’s next. With this mind-set you will embrace the changes that are occurring in your life and start seeing the link between where you are and where you want to be. And remember, difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.
Have you been through difficulty? How did you overcome it? Comment below and share your thoughts.
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