“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell
We all hit rough patches during our lives, they are as inevitable as change. This should be a good sign since, no matter how terrible the rough spot change will always come.
If something in life or even life, in general, has got you down and feeling like you don’t really matter you need to read this. When hard times hit the best option is to grow, and find strength even in struggle. You are not the only one struggling, there are people worse off than you.
12 Unfailing Universal Pieces of Wisdom to Pick You Up When You’re Down:
While this can be a scary truth for some to accept, you will find comfort in it at your worst. When one door closes another opens, give yourself time to relax and cope, but then, move right on through that new door. We should not fear the unknown, we should embrace it.
2. We grow through experience.
You are becoming a better version of yourself through what you are dealing with. No matter how hard it hurts, you will make it through this. While things may be a bit more frustrating than you thought you are doing what you need to do. Shift your attitude to a more positive one and see where it gets you.
3. There is always something to be thankful for.
No matter where you are in life or how little you have, there is always something to be thankful for. You could find yourself in the worst possible situation, and there would still be something about it to appreciate. Don’t sell yourself short, things may not be as bad as they seem.
4. Other people’s opinions do not matter.
Your opinion is the only one that matters in your life. At the end of the night, you are the only person you HAVE to deal with. If you are unhappy with who you are, make the changes you need to better yourself. If someone else doesn’t like you then so be it, they will get over it eventually.
5. You are never alone.
Even when you are physically alone you are not alone in what you are going through. While the people you notice may seem happy they are also battling things themselves as well. Just because someone looks put together at work doesn’t mean they aren’t sleeping in their car. You may have it better than those around you and not even know it.
6. There is no way around your problems.
You have to overcome your problems, you cannot avoid them. Addressing the issue and resolving things will benefit you in the long run. Don’t force yourself down into a rut of unhappiness.
7. No one is responsible for your failures but you.
If you stumble and fall in life you should never blame others. Your failures are your own fault and no one else’s. If you want to move forward you need to take responsibility and figure out where you messed up.
No matter how nice you are there will always be someone in life who doesn’t like you. Just because someone hates you doesn’t mean you did something wrong. Don’t worry so much about what other people think.
9. When the past is dark look towards the future.
Just because yesterday was hell doesn’t mean today or even tomorrow has to be. Life is wonderful but harsh, and you have to learn that if you want to make the best of it. Each day will shine brighter if you let it.
Nothing and no one in this world is perfect. Everyone has their flaws. Don’t try so hard to fit in. You are just fine as you are.
Even when things look bleak, keep pressing forward. You will make it through the storm. You are strong and you can do this.
If you are searching for purpose, you are probably looking in all of the wrong places. Find something you are passionate about and go for it. If life seems meaningless, give it a meaning.