How To Defeat Your Struggle
Every single one of us has gone through some incredibly hard times.
In life, no one is exempt from struggle. No one can escape hardship, but that doesn't mean it's time to give up! Today's message should be a ray of hope for anyone who feels as though they've been suffering forever. If you or someone you know is going through something really difficult, this article is for you.
Hard times don't last.
Think about that statement. Now, I want to add something. Hard times don't last, but you have to make changes to get to better times. What adjustments are you making in your life to deal with hardship? Maybe it's your business, or maybe it's your relationships that are going through a tough time. No matter what it is, you always have the power to make it better. People get used to lazy thought, and say things like, "You know, I can't control everything, so I might as well not even try." That statement is only half-true—it's correct that you can't possibly control everything. However, you always have your willpower, and you can often use it to create more options for yourself than you ever would have thought possible.
If you're reading this, you're human, and from that I can guess that you've been through hardship at one time or other. Let me ask you something important. If you're going to take one thing from this article, it should be this question: What are you doing about it?
If you're going through a tough time, what are you doing to fix it?
Stop pretending you're powerless. If everyone understood how much opportunity each new day brings, the world would be a much better place. We'd all be much more fulfilled if we learned how much power we truly have over our circumstances. So let me ask you again, knowing that you are currently or have in the past gone through something: What are you doing about it?
Hard times only last as long as you'll let them. Of course, there are horrible storms in life. However, we create the conditions for those storms. Even though you can't force all the rain from every thundercloud in one fell swoop, you can change the conditions and increase the chances of that storm ending faster.
We all have choices in life, from how we see the world to how we act within it. What are you doing with your choices? Are you moving through life with a purpose, or are you letting life drag you all over the floor? Are you on your game and working hard, or are you watching from the sidelines? You might be going through something difficult, but don't call it quits unless you're ready to give up on your own abilities.
It all starts with you.