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How To Face Adversity

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Photo by Tim Mossholder

Friedrich Nietzsche famously said, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” Life is not supposed to be without adversity. When you face adversity, when things are not working out for you, when you are struggling to make things happen, do not get frustrated. Remain calm. Focus on what you are doing. Focus on what is going well for you. Do not let temporary difficulties stop you from doing your best work.

Henry Thomas Hamblin said, “It is not possible to have an easy life and, if it were possible, then life would not be worth living, for the sole object of life is the building of character and the attainment of wisdom through experience.”

Adversity advances us. It takes us from where we are to where we want to be. We grow when we overcome obstacles. We grow when we overcome adversity. We grow when we face our fears. We grow when we stretch our muscles.

And if we want to go somewhere, we must face obstacles. We must do what we don’t want to do. We must get out of our comfort zone. Because there is no growth in the comfort zone. It is just that- comfort zone.

When you face difficulties, do not run away from them. Explore what they have in store for you. Explore what you can learn from them. Explore how you can use them to change your life. Explore how you can use them to improve yourself. Without self improvement, you cannot change your situation. To improve yourself is to improve your life. And to improve your life is to live, to achieve greatness.

Do not worry about failure. Worry about improving yourself, your life. And you can’t do that if you are not willing to swim with adversity, if you are not willing to get your hands dirty.

Get your hands dirty. Life will always get your hands dirty. How you choose to handle it is your choice. Because life is all about making choices. So if you want to face adversity, you must be willing to get your hands dirty.

Your Friends Can Make Or Break You

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Photo by Elly Fairytale

We need friends. But we need good friends. Your friends can make or break you. So when you are choosing your friends, choose wisely. And if you cannot find a good friend, then be a good friend to someone.

“If you can’t find a good friend, be one.”

Be a good friend to yourself, then to others. Because you cannot give what you don’t have. If you are not a good friend to yourself, to your soul, how can you give it to others? Impossible.

When it comes to choosing your friends, you are in control. Because you are your own master. You can decide who you want to hang out with. You can change your life by changing the people you hang out with. Yes, you cannot change people. But you can change the people you hang out with. It is within your reach. It is within your power. If you do not do it, who will?

It is better to hang out with positive, happy people. Because positive people are infectious. You can do a lot of positive things when you are around positive people. They always carry love in their hearts. They carry happiness wherever they go. And if you want to reach higher in life, you need to be around positive people. You need to do everything within your power to get rid of negative people in your life. You go up with positive people. You go down with negative people.

If you hang out with negative people, you can never enjoy your best life. You can never do your best work. You can never live your best life. Why is that? Because they are energy suckers.

If you want to do your best work, if you want to live your best life, if you want to make yourself happier, you can never do it by hanging out with negative people. You must change yourself. You must let them (negative people) go, so that positive people can come into your life.