It was Robert H. Schuller’s bestseller Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People do that said “name your problem, and you name your possibility”. No matter what you are going through, I can assure you that it will not last forever. At some point in life everyone feels the bad side of life, I can tell you from my own experience that life is unpredictable, I have found happiness, lost it, found it, lost it, and then found it again. I have found happiness where I never thought I would find it.
In all, I have learnt that one must keeping moving no matter the obstacle before you, we must learn to use our experiences to grow, bit by bit, when you apply what you have gone through or what you are going through in your life, it is almost certain that you will be better for it.
Men and women who want to go far in life ignore difficulties, they resist the temptation to give up, they are always prepared of whatever comes their way, they see every negative situation as challenge(s) to move forward, they fight through every challenge(s). It is a different case when it comes to someone who is weak, he or she will easily in give when the challenge of life sets in. That alone shows one is not ready for greatness in life, we must learn that greatness comes with its own responsibilities.
When things are falling apart in your life, it could actually be falling together in your favour, you must understand that whatever you are going through at the moment might be a great source of inspiration for you to move on to greater things, you must learn to see opportunities in every failure you encounter in your journey. you must learn to be a smarter version of yourself from every fall, I quite agree with some school of thought that claims that sometimes you have to die a little on the inside first in order to be reborn and rise again as a stronger, smarter version of yourself.
The people you encounter and the circumstances you are faced with might sometimes break you down, but if you persist and continue to put one foot in front of the other, you will surely recover every pieces, rebuild, and come back much stronger and happier than ever. I have tested it and it worked.
Before I end this short write up, I need to ask you some questions. Who are your friends? Who are the people you share a piece of you with? Who are the people you take advice from? What impact have they had on you? It is very important I state this, that it is helpful to have great friends. A good friend can keep you from giving up, they can pick you up, polish you and make you shine again.
Let me quickly tell you a story about myself, during my days in school, I was one of the popular students, I was close to all my Lecturers by the virtue of the positions I held in school. I had some of the ladies and some guys who were happy and comfortable to associate with me because then I was known and loved by many.
But when I experienced a major setback (not graduating when I was supposed to), the people I thought were close to me were nowhere to be found. A lot of persons started avoiding me, some even started peddling false rumor about what must have caused my delay, while some said oh! The almighty Lawrence did not finally graduate? I heard a lot of negative things, but I did not allow it get to me. Few friends took it upon themselves to call me and encourage me to be strong and never mind what people said. I can still remember some of those calls and messages, If I had listened to those who thought I would never have graduated from school, maybe today I would not have graduated from the university, seriously I don’t know what I would have been doing. According to one of my friends she said, it is better to go school and not graduate on time than to go and school and not get what you went there for- A certificate.
Today I am happy I listened to the right people as it regards whatever must have happened to me during my trying times. You must learn to move with the right people, you must learn to make friends with those that contribute positively to your life, life is too short to tag along with those who don’t complete you, those who don’t add value to your life. You must also learn to believe in yourself.
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