There is no true way to ever be fully prepared for hard times. No matter how many struggles you’ve survived and made you stronger, the next time will still feel like the end of the world.
We should see failure as the beginning of our journey, not the end. I’ve often heard that failure is just a stepping stone one your way to success and I truly believe it. Inner strength is not only in the ability to persist through struggle, but the ability to start over after a failure.
“when you lose, don’t lose the lesson” – The Dalai Lama
Vincent van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime. But he’s considered one of the best that ever was.
“We delight in the beauty of butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou
Don’t take your deception and anger at your failures upon others. Bringing others down will not make you feel or look better.
“I wish that people would stop destroying other people just because they were once destroyed.” – Karen Salmansohn
Something better will happen in the future. I know it’s difficult, but you are stronger than you think. Take it a day at a time. It will soon pass.
“If we really were able to control every outcome in our lives, we’d most likely never experience failure. Or be forced outside our comfort zone. Or discover something previously unknown to us (or the world!) by way of happy accidents. We’d never truly grow.” -Annie Little