A preacher once told the story of an experience and observation he made during a hurricane. It was a tale of resilience in the face of a raging storm. And this was about a palm tree defying the brutal force of a hurricane. As the strong wind currents traveled, it made a dash across the city landscape collapsing and destroying houses, uprooting infrastructures and all kinds of trees…but one. The palm tree resisted and withstood the pressures from all around its vicinity.
Discouragement is a deadly thing to habour and this is because of its tendency to leave you feeling exhausted, frustrated, worried and tired of living your life. It depletes enthusiasm and the drive to pursue your goals and dreams. Ironically, we all get discouraged in one way or the other as we journey through life but not all of us know how to manage, deal with or even nip discouragement in the bud. But here below is what works for me…