Life is but a series of tests, throwing you one curve ball after the other. You just have to roll with the punches, as every obstacle is bound to teach you a lesson. You won’t always know what the lesson is until after you’re through with it. That’s how you grow, and that’s how you can charge everything to your personal growth. Here are a few lessons that can help you deal with these problems as you go along.
1. Move on!
How many times have you focused on a mistake? Gone over every detail that you could have done differently? Well here’s the thing: stop complicating life. Whenever one door shuts, another opens. That’s just how the way life goes. So take your lesson from that past endeavour, and quickly move on to the next one.
2. Fight for it!
You can’t simply wait for things to fall down your lap. You have to fight for what you want. There are many success stories enough to inspire you. But you know what the most important success story is? Yourself. So go out there and fight for what you want. Get over your head, and stop thinking that you can’t, because you can.
3. Stay healthy.
And it’s just not physical health. Equally important is your mental health. There are negative cobwebs forming in your head—time to clear them out if you really want to be the best version of yourself.
4. Be grateful.
Through all the problems you’ve been through and are going through, surely there are some things worth being grateful for? Stop and take a moment to recount your blessings. In fact, do this everyday. And you’ll realize just how far a little dose of daily gratitude can take you.
It’s about time you know the difference between hard work and working hard. Instead of having the “all or nothing” mindset, don’t be afraid to take small steps, and do things one after another. In other words, it’s perfectly okay to relax!
6. Have a sense of humor.
When was the last time you laughed—truly, heartily laughed—at a joke? Once you let yourself loosen up a little and stop being too tense, you’ll find that there are many things around you to truly laugh about.
7. Always choose love.
No, I don’t mean the dark and possessive kind, but the kind of love that will allow you to be more receptive of other people’s faults and to take time to understand where other people are coming from. You can never go wrong, as long as you choose to love.