8 things to remember when everything goes wrong

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These wonderful reflections will motivate you to keep going 

Being well does not mean having no problems. To be well is to know that you have the capacity to handle them.

Imagine all the wonderful things you might be thinking if you did not have your mind occupied in all your problems.

Look at all this you have right now and not what you lost. Because it’s not what the world takes from you that counts, it’s what you do with what you have left. Here are some things to remember when you’re going through a bad streak:

1. This will also happen

Every time it rains stop doing it. Every time you get hurt, you heal. After darkness there is always light. Nothing lasts forever. If things go well now enjoy them, they will not last forever. If things are wrong, don’t worry because they won’t last forever either.

That life is not easy right now does not mean you cannot laugh. Just because something is bothering you doesn’t mean you can’t be happy. Each moment gives you a new beginning and a new ending. You have a second chance every second. You just have to take it and do your best.

2. Pain is part of growth

Sometimes life closes our doors because it is time to move on. And that’s fine because we often don’t move if circumstances don’t force us to do so.

When they are difficult times remind yourself that pain does not come without a purpose. Heal your wounds but never forget what they taught you. Everything will come out. Maybe not immediately, but over time.

Remember that there are two types of pain: the pain that hurts and the pain that changes you. When you flow with life instead of resisting it, both types of pain will help you grow.

3. Worrying and complaining doesn’t change anything

The ones who complain the most are the ones who least achieve. It is always better to try to do something and fail than to do nothing and succeed. This does not end if you lose. It ends when you do nothing but complain about it. If you believe in something keep trying.

Do not let the shadows of the past obscure the doors of your future.  There is someone very big waiting for you out there. Stop complaining about your problems and start being grateful for all the problems you don’t have.

4. Every little fight is a step forward

Patience is not waiting. It is the ability to maintain a good attitude while working on what you believe, knowing that the effort is worth it. So if you’re going to try, take time and go all the way. Otherwise it makes no sense to leave.

And if you want to, you will get it, despite the failure and rejection. And each step forward will make you feel better than anything else you can imagine. You will realize that the fight is not in the way, it is the way itself.

And it is worth it. So if you are going to try go until the end. There is no better feeling in the world than knowing what it means to be alive.

5. Your scars are reminders of your strength

Don’t be ashamed of the scars that life has left you. A scar means that the pain is gone and the wound has closed. It means that you overcome the pain, learned the lesson and became stronger.

A scar is a tattoo of a triumph that you should be proud of. The wound is the place where light penetrates you. You have survived and you have scars that prove it. Now you can only grow stronger.

6. What it is meant to be will be

You cannot force things to happen. At some point you will have to let them go and allow what it is meant to be. In the end, loving your life is trusting your intuition, taking risks, losing and finding happiness, caressing memories, and learning from experience.

It’s a long trip. You have to stop worrying and doubt every step you take along the way. Laugh at the confusion, consciously live the moment and enjoy your life as it develops. You may not end up exactly where you intend to go, but it is likely that you will arrive precisely where you need to be.  

7. The negativity of others is not your problem

Do not let the bitterness of another change who you are. What’s more, don’t you think about changing just to impress someone who says you’re not good enough?

If you change it, it is because you want to become someone better and have a brighter future. People will talk, regardless of what you do and how you do it. So worry about yourself before worrying about what others think. If you believe in something, don’t be afraid to fight for it.

True strength is born from overcoming what others believed impossible. Life you only have one. This is so. Do what makes you happy and be with who makes you feel good.

8. The best thing you can do is move on

Do not be afraid to love and dream again. Do not let life harden your heart. The best lessons are learned in the worst moments and from the biggest mistakes.

When you feel that you are going to give up remember that sometimes things have to go very badly before they go well. Sometimes you have to go through the worst to get to the best.

Yes, life is hard, but you are even harder. Find the strength to laugh every day. Find the courage to get up and move on.

Live simple. Love without fear. Speak with the heart. Work hard. And if you fall short, keep going. Get up every morning and show the world that you have much to contribute.