Let’s face it, life can really kick your ass at times! It can be difficult to be positive when you are facing so many negatives. We have all been there and trust me I know how hard it can be to keep pushing forward. I have struggled with keeping my head above water many times, feeling like I was pinned under the obstacles I was facing in life. But there is beauty in every struggle…
Think of a time when you thought all hope was lost but at the last minute the situation took a dramatic turn for the better. I know you have had at least one time in your life where you have experienced that intense feeling of relief. I like to challenge myself to find the beauty in every obstacle. I know that in every hardship I have faced there has been a valuable lesson if I just take the time to find it.
For example, I found myself miserable and broke while working a corporate job. I was in debt, gaining weight and had no energy when I left work. I worked hard every day, often completing last minute projects with broken instructions given by my incompetent boss. When payday came I was always broke and often left scrambling to get additional money just to pay the rent. I felt like a failure. I combed thru countless work-from-home articles and kept telling myself if I could just make $5000.00 I would be able to start my business and dedicate time to blogging. I ran on this same hamster wheel for almost a year before I finally had a breakthrough. The problem wasn’t that I was stuck, as I often whined to my friends and family. The problem was that I was letting the obstacle run my life instead of finding a solution and overcoming. I was “stuck” because of me. I was stuck because I spent more time feeling entitled and sorry for myself than working on my dream.
I sat and took a long hard look at my life. I had to be honest with myself, I had wasted a lot of time. There was a lot of things I could have been working on during the time I spent feeling down and out about my current situation. I didn’t need $5000 to start my blog or grow my social media presence. I just needed to dedicate the time to sit down and write some engaging content. I didn’t need to search the web for work-at-home opportunities when I had services I could offer clients with my social media management and writing skills. I just needed to use my blog as my resume and submit proposals to clients.
Success is not a race it is a journey, and your journey is unique not to be compared to anyone else’s. It won’t be easy and there will always be obstacles to overcome but finding the beauty in every obstacle will change your life dramatically. I challenge you to find the lesson in your current struggle and take a moment each day to be grateful for your journey. Positivity makes all the difference, I promise you.