personal development

Don’t Let Life Discourage You

Scenic View Of Snow Capped Mountains During Night
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Richard L. Evans said, “Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.”

You are probably saying to yourself, “I don’t know what to do now. I have tried everything, but nothing is working? Why me? Why are things not working for me? Other people are doing really well, but I am not? Why me?

It is okay to feel the way you are feeling right now. It is normal to feel like that. But don’t let life tell you what you cannot do. Don’t let life discourage you. All you need to do is to focus on your dreams.

The world is always going to tell you what you are not good at. But let me ask you a question. Do you know what you are good at? Do you know what you are not good at? If you know, life cannot tell you anything. It is what you tell yourself that really matters. Now, my friend, what are you telling yourself on a daily basis? Are you celebrating your life? Or are you criticizing your life? If you are criticizing your life, you need to change it. But if you are celebrating your life, according to Oprah Winfrey, “You will have more to celebrate.”

Your life is yours to live, not to endure.”

Do not challenge life. Just accept it. You cannot change life. But you can change yourself by focusing on what really counts. If spending time with your friends counts, do more of it. If taking your partner to a fine restaurant counts, do more of it. If reading a good book counts, read more books. Just do what counts.

Your life is yours to live, not to endure. You deserve to live your life the way you want it. Again, do not let life discourage you. Keep living, and keep moving forward, no matter what.