Maybe you’re not having the smoothest week… or month… or year. I understand. Many people feel the same way. Difficulties are part of life but this is our responsibility to handle them in a good way.
So, if you’re going through a difficulties right now, here are some truths to help you weather the storm and emerge stronger.
You’ve been through difficulty before. You’ll do it again:
Maybe, they’re not like the one you’re dealing with right now. However, you have a perfect track record of overcoming challenges. And if you think about them, you’ll remember how you worried you didn’t have what it took at the time, just to find out you did. That same inclination to underestimate your own resiliency is still established in you. So keep in mind that you are capable of overcoming challenges. You’ve risen above them once, and you’ll do it again.
No matter how horrible it seems right now, it won’t last:
According to Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert’s research, people are often quite bad at predicting their sentiments when they’re in the middle of a difficult scenario. In reality, while we are in the thick of a crisis, we tend to believe that we will always feel the same way. This is not correct. “It’s not that nothing hurts,” Gilbert says. “It’s just that they don’t hurt as long or as much as we imagine they will.” So, no matter how horrible you feel right now, know that it will not last.
You are bigger than your problems:
Whatever your circumstances are, don’t allow them define you or become your identity. You are not your problems, your work, your bank statement, your messy divorce, or anything else that has ever occurred to you. Anything. Who you are transcends any outward measure, circumstance, or experience.
We are braver as a group than we could ever be alone:
Is it true that a burden shared is a burden halved? Who knows? However, the load has been lifted. Several research, including the Harvard Longitudinal Study, indicated that persons with strong social connections were more resilient than people without them when life’s pressures mounted.
Life doesn’t happen to you, it happens for you:
If everything you’d ever wanted had gone as planned, you wouldn’t be half the person you are today. You may not have chosen your current circumstances, but they serve as a subtle invitation for you to become more of the person you were born to be.