Some changes appear negative on the surface but when you look back you’ll see that your deepest pain often gifted you with your greatest lessons. The same way coal is only transformed into diamonds because of intense pressure, only through our challenges will we be changed.
Truth be told, life isn’t always easy; but if you can find opportunities in your oppositions you’ll spend less time wishing things weren’t so hard and more time being grateful that they are.
Rest assured – happy people are not immune to hard days, heartbreak, or feeling like a fool! The difference is they turn frustrations into fuel and rebuild from the pebbles they discovered after hitting rock bottom.
If you’re having a hard time seeing the beauty in the ugly things life has handed you lately, here’s some truths happy people are already facing that could help you too:
- If you want the benefits of something in life, you have to also want the costs. Most people want the reward without the risk. The shine without the grind. You are praised in public for what you practice in private. You can’t have the destination without the journey. Instead of thinking about what you want, first consider: What are you willing to give up to get it?
- You are going to be inspired by your dreams and also terrified by them. Don’t run from the things that scare you, chase them. Do work that keeps you up late and wakes you up early. Don’t be persuaded by the “stability” in practicality – you can fail at something you don’t love too, so why not take a chance on what you do love. There’s no promise that passion will pay your bills, but you’ll never hit a home run if don’t step up to the plate. (Read Quitter.)
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