Tag: Self-improvement

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.

How To Move Higher In Life

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Photo by Savannah Dematteo

You can move higher in life. But you cannot do it alone. You need other people to help you climb the ladder of success, the ladder of love, the ladder of happiness, the ladder of health.

We are happy when we are growing. No one wants to remain in one place. We are always moving. We are always looking for the best opportunities to improve our lives. It is important. But, as I mentioned above, we cannot do it alone. We need help from other people.

You must start with yourself. You must help yourself to help other people. You must better yourself before you can help other people.

“If you want to grow, you must bring out the best in yourself. And if you want to maintain your growth, you must bring out the best in other people.”

To reach your dreams, to make your life a masterpiece, you must help other people reach their goals. Help other people get better. Help them bring out the best in themselves. Help them connect with their inner selves.

Great people bring out the best in other people. There is no greater success than that. Help people do what they think they cannot do. And also help them do what they think, believe they can do. When you do that, you will never walk alone in your life. And you will never lack helpers. Why? Because you have paid your price.