#1. BE STRONG
To be strong, you’ve got to find reasons that will make you strong. Reasons that will make you hang in there when times go rough, tough and challenging. This is essential because when people disappoint you, betray you, lie to you or even when you want to throw in the towel yourself, the reasons you have will keep you going no matter what.
Such reasons could be to make your parents proud of you, to make your children have a better life than what you have or to prove people wrong of their judgement of you.
#2. BE POSITIVE
When life throws you a curveball, you’d have to make a conscious, deliberate and determined effort to be positive. When things go wrong or are not working as they should, you’ve got to be careful not to become negative in your actions and the words of your mouth. Negativity breeds hopelessness and hopelessness is a next of kin to failure! Just like the popular saying “When life throws you lemons, make lemonades.”
#3. BE PREPARED
It may sound like the Boys Scout’s motto, but then when you’re faced with the real dramas of life, preparation becomes a necessity. It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared. So, convert your down time to preparation time; rebirth, rebrand, reform or reinvent yourself. When life catches you on the blind side, it’s only a call to be prepared for what lies ahead of you.
In conclusion, storms don’t always last forever. If it currently looks like you’re battered, beaten, off-track, derailed, deviated or cornered, just be reassured that your current situation is prepping you for something awesome, amazing and ginormous. It could be 5 years, 10 years or even 20 years down the line before you can fully understand the reason(s) behind what you’re passing through right now. When that time comes, I strongly believe that you’ll be able to connect the dots and see the beautiful future you’ve always envisioned.
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