Sometimes, you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been to stand back up taller than you ever were.
Life is like a roller coaster. There will be occasional times where the ups and downs of life come crashing down on you. Sure, we all relish the good ones but what happens when the bad ones come?
We can either run or hide or we could face it and overcome any challenges that are forced upon us; growing stronger from it.
When the burdens of the world seemed difficult, remember these 9 promises to hold onto.
It’ll provide the needed hope and assurance, enabling you to overcome any challenges with better poise and grace.
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Pain is temporary
We can’t sum it anyway better than how legendary Lance Armstrong did.
“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually, it will subside and something else will take its place. If you quit, however it last forever.”
Don’t allow a temporary weight of the world haunt you like it’s forever.
Remember, it’ll all soon disappear. What is more important is that you’ll cherish each day and make living worth its while.
Stop worrying so much
Worry kills. It does not empty tomorrow of its troubles. Instead, it empties today of its strength.
Worrying does not help and will not change the outcome.
Find strength instead and get excited about what can go right.
Focus on little steps each day that’ll bring you closer to your goals or a desirable outcome.
Move forward. Not looking backwards.
You are not responsible for others
Sure, kindness goes a long way and being open to help those in need are an essential virtue to live by.
However, don’t hold yourself responsible or burdening yourself with the weight of others.
Take a step back and assert realistic boundaries for others and yourself.
You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep others warm.
“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.”
It may seemed like things are uncertain in times of trouble and that looking forward seemed bleak, but you don’t have to have it all figured out to keeping moving forward.
Breathe in. Breathe out. Take one step at a time, even the tiniest step shows that you’re striving forward – and that’ll make all the difference.
Face your fears
This would possibly be that last thing you’ll want to encounter.
However, confronting your fears has proven to be so much more liberating than hiding from one.
You’ll gain strength and confidence with every experience.
Just remember, your limitations are self-imposed.
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
It’s okay to show how you feel
Don’t be afraid to express how you feel.
When stress and anxieties become so overwhelming, learning to grief over so doesn’t make you weak.
In fact, it comforts and allows you to share the best of yourself with others.
One thing you’ll learn is that showing your emotions is a sign of strength.
After all is said and done, you’ll find yourself more clearly sighted and that you’ll be able to take the next best logical step.
When in a state of anguish and despair, reflect on positive things that you have.
It provides perspective and being grateful helps you to align with all the possible goodness you actually do have around you.
You are in control
No one has the power over your life unless you give it to them.
Happiness is a choice and really, the moment you accept total responsibility for everything in your life; the good and the bad, is the moment you claim the power to change anything in your life.
Focus on everything you can; your mindset, attitude and energy, and you’ll find the answer you’ll need to start creating yourself.
Get together with like-minded people
Being part of similar experienced community is not about becoming a perfect person.
It serves more than just bonding together; knowing that great things are brought together and burdens are lightened through the experience of others.