As I look back on my life, I remember being in junior high school right up to the present time. Something really stands out to me. Life is really consistent. Life has a lot of ups and a lot of downs. The up times in life are awesome right? However, the down times in life are just plain old downers and I don't like them.
However, I've recently discovered something. On particularly hard days when I feel that I can’t endure, I remind myself that my track record for getting through hard days is 100% so far!
Life has this weird temptation it likes to throw at us...It's called quitting. In other words, when life gets hard, and things are difficult, go ahead and quit. Hum...my response to life's temptation, NOPE! IT'S JUST NOT GOING TO HAPPEN! I'm not quitting. In fact, whatever you wish to throw my way life, I'm going to remember my track record for getting through hard days. It's 100%!
So how do we get through the hard days?
1. You to start shifting your focus.
You know what's really powerful? Our minds. Our thoughts can bring us down or lift us up at a moment’s notice. How we think about things literally changes everything!
I remind myself that what I focus on grows stronger in my life, and that the best time to focus on the positive and take responsibility for my happiness is when I don’t feel like it. Because that’s when doing so can make the biggest difference.
When things go wrong in life, and that's like fairly often, I choose to see the positive opportunities and life-lessons which are right before me during a difficult time.
2. You need to shift to a superpower called DETRMINATION.
Have you heard the saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade"?
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade is an expression used to inspire optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of difficulty or misfortune. Lemons suggest sourness or trouble in life; making lemonade is turning them into something positive or desirable.
How do we put on our DETERMINATION super-hero cape?
make the best out of a difficult situation
turn something negative into a positive
make something sweet out of something bitter...look on the bright side of life
embrace life in whatever form
In other words, do whatever it takes, to win! Be determined to get through the difficult times in your life.
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It's time to put on my superhero cape and go kick some butt! You with me? Let's go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!