“You start with a darkness to move through but sometimes the darkness moves through you.”
Life has a way of kicking us when we are down. And just when we think we can not fall any lower, we get kicked again. But it is important to remember that setbacks, failures, and tragedies – however painful they may be – are a part of life.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, do you let that monster named negativity chew us up and spit you out into a muddy puddle of self doubt? On particularly hard days when you feel that you can not endure, remind yourself that your track record for getting through hard days is 100% so far.
Have a little faith that the universe has a plan for you, and it is all being revealed in the right time frame. Somethings we will eventually learn through all our ups and downs is that there are really no wrong decisions in life, just choices that will take our life down different paths. Sometimes we must get hurt in order to grow, or lose in order to gain. Sometimes the lesson we need most can only be learned through a little pain……Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Life is not about maintaining the status quo. Life is not about playing it safe every second. Life is not about standing still and wallowing in self doubt. It is about connecting with your soul, respecting your integrity, and telling yourself that you are able. It is about taking small steps, regardless of how hard and small they may be, so you can move forward and evolve.
Make a firm decision that you are going to move forward. It will not always happen naturally or automatically. Sometimes you will have to rise up and say, “I don’t care how hard this is. I don’t care how disappointed I am. I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.”
Remember that courage does not always roar; sometimes it is simply a whisper at the end of the day that says, “I’ll try again tomorrow.” Ultimately have great hopes and dare to try for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them.
Choose to take your life forward into a better, brighter place…..starting today-
“You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.”