It happens to the best of us sometimes.
But, we can’t really do anything about it.
Life is not a straight road guys.
Matter of fact, it’s so curvy that it looks more like a roller coaster than a road.
And many of us would try to give up.
Whether it’s a relationship, job, or life, we can’t give up.
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try one more time.”
-Thomas A. Edison
I get it, we are hardwired for pleasure, relaxation, etc.
But, we should strive for the complete opposite of that.
It’s going to be hard, but when adversity strikes, that’s when people show their true colors.
Their biggest flaws.
Who they really are as a person.
What they really want in the tough situation.
The people who remain poise and positive during tough situations are much more likely to succeed in life than those who remain negative and are constantly whining about why they shouldn’t be in adversity.
There are going to be many twists and turns, but you’ll have to learn how to deal with it.
I’m an expert in these types of things, so I will prescribe you real quick:
When times get tough for you or anyone else in your family, remember this:
Everything is going to be alright.
Life goes on, so why the heck should we keep worrying.
The great NBA legend Michael Jordan once said:
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”
You choose to do that.
Nobody’s going to tell you that you have to.
It’s up to you on whether you want to work around it or not.
Anyway, just remembering that will help in the toughest of times.
Because there’s not going to be just one major adversity, you will have tons of major adversities and difficulties.
I will show you 2 examples on working around major adversities:
- Let’s say you’re having health issues
Instead of thinking you will never be healthy like some people might do, think about how this is just a little setback and how soon you will be back on your feet.
Whenever the evil thoughts creep in and say you will never be healthy, repeat to yourself:
I am already healthy.
This is called an affirmation, for more about it, click here.
With consistency, over time your mind will believe that you’re healthy, and once you believe it , you will act like it.
For example you would:
- Go to the gym
- Feed yourself the right nutrients
- Tell people how healthy you are
And then you will be healthy!
I will give you another example:
- Let’s say someone has broken up with you in a relationship
Like the first example, you got to think positive.
It’s hard, but you’ll just have to cling on.
Instead of thinking the worst like this:
- I will never be in love again
- Nobody will love me as much as he/she did again
- I’ll never get he/she back
Think like this:
- At least I’m single
- I have a little more time to myself
- I get to meet potential mates.
And remember, if those negative thoughts start popping up, repeat those positive things about that break-up.
And with the consistency, that break-up wouldn’t be so bad because you had a positive mindset towards it.
Another thing you can do is to ask for help.
If you are really struggling with an issue, just call someone you really trust.
Because there are always people ready to help you.
Matter of fact, you don’t really need a person to help you.
The internet is full of people willing to share their experiences and how they got through them.
” The healthy and strong individual is the one who always asks for help when he needs it. Whether he’s got an abscess on his knee or in his soul.”
Hope that helps!
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For this assignment, I want you guys to teach this to someone who is going through a tough time.
Because when you teach it to someone else, that means you truly learned it.
Fortunately, it doesn’t have a due date.
But, remember I’m always watching you! 🙂
Let’s face it things happen.
But, it’s how you respond to it.
If you react to it with negativity, you will be more negative.
If you respond to it with positivity, you will be more positive.
We as humans are hardwired to look for the negative, but we can change that.
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
-Norman Vincent Peale
Hope this make some of you feel better.