Sometimes challenges in life gets so overwhelming that you feel like giving up on yourself. At such time, you feel like giving up, because with each challenge a part of you seems to die. However tough it may seem, these seven things will give you a reason to fight another day. These words will give you courage to soldier on when the going gets tough.
7 things to remember when life gets rough.
- The story of David and Goliath.
Recall that even though Goliath was a seasoned warrior since his youth and David was just a shepherd, but David did not let the taunting words of a towering giant get to him. He focused on his inner strengths and capitalized on Goliath’s weakness to defeat him. Just like David, don’t let the size of your problems intimidate you, you have all it takes to solve all your troubles, you just need to believe in yourself.
- Life may be tough, but you are tougher.
Always remind yourself that you are bigger than your problems and you can deal with what life sends your way, no matter how many or how big and overwhelming they might seem, you are tougher than what life throws at you.
- When life gets rough remember that diamonds are made under pressure.
Peter Marshall once said: “When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” Just like diamonds, you need pressure to bring out the best in you. Oak trees grow in opposing winds and for you to grow strong, bold and confident you need winds. Hardships are only meant to make you stronger.
- Every problem comes with a gift.
Richard Bach once said: “There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.” Every time you are faced with a mountain of challenges keep in mind that the rewards will also be worth it. Take on each challenge with the prospects of a huge breakthrough in mind.
- There can be no lotus flower without the mud.
Things like sorrow, darkness
- Life is a journey.
Every experience and interaction good or bad that life sends you
- Your life is your story.
You are the hero and main character of your story. When your time finally arrives to depart from this world, you will look at your life and appreciate the challenges and difficulties that you went through knowing that they are what made your life interesting. You are a product of the toughest choices you made.