Life as we know, can be a challenge and at times it can feel like an uphill climb and at its worst, it can feel like the wind is blowing that hard that we just seem to be walking on the spot or even being pushed back or overturned. I love this quote by Jimmy Dean.
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
None of us wants to be in situations like this or wish this on others, but sometimes this is just what we have to work through to get to the other side. Often through adversity, it can help us to develop and grow, but this is hard to realise when we are in the thick of it. Adversity is inevitable, but it doesn’t have to stop you from achieving your goals and finding the happiness you seek in business and life. What makes all the difference is not what happening it’s how you overcome these adversities which can not only help you through those hard times, but enhance and strengthen who you truly are. Every challenge we successfully conquer serves to strengthen not only our self-belief and will, but our confidence too, therefore our ability to confront future obstacles. So, the next time you find yourself standing in front of a huge mountain that feels impossible to climb, whether it involves your job, partner or business or just the challenges life can throw at you. Refer to these wise words, to help you find your way and remember why you started on this journey in the first place.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. Booker Washington
Let’s not see this as something that will break us but that it is something that will make us, remember though often in times like this trying to just stand still or avoid what’s happening will not often be the best way to deal with the situation. In many of these challenging situations they aren’t going to just go away, we have to work our way out of them and the more we challenge ourselves the quicker we will find our way on the other side of this. Whether it be we have to challenge the situation itself or the way we feel about it, each challenge is another chance of massive growth and development.
The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. -Harry Golden
Hard work will help you there is no doubting that, but sometimes we have to stop and give ourselves a lift, before we take those next steps forward. This lift can come in many ways if we are working non-stop the lift might just be an early night and a long well-earned sleep. Or if we have been dealing with difficult emotional issues then we could just make that conscious effort to do something fun with our children or even grandchildren. Children are amazing at giving us a lift, their unfiltered view of life and ability to often find fun and pleasure in the simplest things can inspire us. Another way could be just to take the time to cook for yourself, your partner, family or friend a lovely meal, take the time to consider the menu, plan the choices that will bring pleasure to you all. While doing the cooking maybe invite everyone to join you and add some music to lift you all, or even ask everyone to find three jokes to bring with them to share at the different parts of the meal with everyone. Laughter can be one of the biggest lifts we can have and sometimes manufacturing it by jokes can help lighten the load of our hearts and minds. You could also get your trainers on and head out for a massive walk or run, take your lift from nature just like in the blog Clear and Stop remember to be in the moment though. This is often a key factoring in giving yourself lift is to break from the challenges and inspire yourself with laughter, nature, rest and positive uplifting things.
We all have to be real with ourselves and accept that life can often not be fair but if we can strive to be the best version of ourselves and challenge ourselves to grow through adversity then this is ultimately all we can do. Sometimes just accepting we need a bit of a lift in our lives to brighten our spirits can be just the step we need to stop for a moment and take stock of things.
Life is never the same as it was yesterday and will not be what it is tomorrow either, so don’t let your internal limiters and negative beliefs let you think otherwise.
With a boost to our spirits and a newfound spring in our step, we can keep pushing through the challenges of life. Remember to be the one that can give yourself the lift you might need, as there is no better support for us than our own self-support. This self-support not own helps us in the moment, but it builds that inner strength to help us know that we can do it, we can get through this, we can survive. But on the other hand, don’t think that you’re an island and that no one can help you, just with the examples above maybe there is someone or something that can just give you the lift you need. Bring the brightness you need to power you through the challenges of life and enable you to get to the other side as quickly as you can. Because there is one thing for sure, you are not in control of what is happening or the outcome that will occur, but you are in control of how long you choose to get through this and to step out the other side.
Take time today to give yourself a lift. Thanks for dropping by Sara x