Remember these 13 truths when going through hard times

Life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. And no, that’s not me being overly pessimistic. As most of my readers have already come to realise, I’m a glass-half-full person. I try my hardest to always look at things in a positive light and avoid lingering on the negatives at all costs. But a massive part of learning how to live life to the fullest comes from accepting the reality that things won’t always go your way. In my experience it’s often the opposite — unless you’re somehow capable of handling every single task by yourself, you can hardly expect everything to go as planned. And that’s okay!

Learning how to deal with unfortunate situations and circumstances is just as (if not even more) important than knowing how to create positive ones. And that is precisely what I’ll be talking about in today’s article.

When the going gets tough, remember that:

1. You can do it!

2. You’ve come this far, after all

Things might be different now. You might (and probably do) have to deal with new challenges. But you’ll pull through. Just like you did in the past. And if you have to make some changes moving forward, that’s fine.

3. Changes don’t have to be negative … unless you let them

To live is to learn and knowledge and change go hand in hand

Depending on where and how you choose to live your life, you will encounter a certain number of situations that require you to change. There will be times when you’ll need to work longer hours, times when you’ll be strapped for money or times when you’ll have to sacrifice a great portion of your time to make something happen. All of these circumstances will bring about changes — some bigger and some smaller. Just remember to stay calm and keep an open mind.

4. Great things require time and effort

But remember — this hasn’t stopped humanity in the past, and it shouldn’t stop you!

5. Everything is transitory

“Even the darkest night will end, and the sun will rise.”

To go through life efficiently and positively, you need to remember that nothing lasts forever — neither the good nor the bad times.

Luckily, this concept also applies to our everyday lives — there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

6. It’s not just you

If you’re ever going through a rough time, remember that you’re probably not the first person to end up in this situation, and most certainly won’t be the last. As a matter of fact, I can guarantee that there were people who’ve had it much harder than you. If they’ve pulled through, why won’t you? You can even use this knowledge to your advantage, by looking up such people and seeing how they dealt with the situation.

7. Don’t be afraid to ask for help

8. Mistakes happen

9. Not everything needs to go according to plan

10. Ultimately, you are in control of your fate

11. Focus on what you can control

12. There’s always a reward on the other end

13. Consider the bigger picture

Just because something bad is happening right now, or in the immediate future, doesn’t give you a reason to stress yourself out. I’m willing to bet that ten, or twenty years from now you’ll have all but forgotten most of your present worries. And the things that you do remember, you’ll laugh and joke about with your friends and family.

Of course, this doesn’t go to say that you should go through life without a care in the world. Quite the opposite, actually — I’d urge you to a focused, productive and effective life. But focus your attention only on the things that actually matter!

That’s all the time we’ve got for today! Dealing with difficult situations and finding your way through life is a broad topic, and there’s certainly a lot more to it than what I’ve written in these few short paragraphs. Still, I hope that this article was helpful in at least giving you a couple of points to look into.

And what about you — what is the most challenging situation that you’ve been in so far? How did you deal with it? Did you use any of these approaches, or do you have your special tricks to dealing with unfortunate circumstances? Please share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below — I love hearing from you! Join me next time when we’ll return to our investment series.

Until next time — stay green and motivated!

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