When life gets hard, what should you do? It is something that is inevitable. I believe that everyone has to face tough times in life, but that does not mean that we can let the difficulties and setbacks stop us from going forward.
I hope you will be inspired after going through this article. It is a challenging task to come up with these 15 quotes. There are so many good ones out there, but I chose these 15 because they connect the best and inspire me the most.
Everyone’s situation and problems are different. Thus, what resonates with you may not resonate with me.
I had tried my best to imagine and relive the hard times I had faced in life when I was searching for these 15 quotes. So I hope they will inspire you to move forward and focus on the great days ahead.
“The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.” – Marjorie Pay Hinckley
“It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.” – Confucius
“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Understand That Tough Times Are Inevitable
As long as you are still alive, there will be problems and challenges waiting for you.
Norman Vincent Peale, the father of positive thinking, has a saying, “The only people who don’t have problems are in a cemetery.”
And I strongly agree with him. Everyone has their own problems. Your friend who seems to be working and achieving better results than you has his problems, you have your problems, your dog has its problems, your teacher, your boss, your colleagues, your friends and everyone has their own problems.
When you are poor, you have financial problems to solve, and you worry about paying your bills. When you are rich, you will worry about other problems too.
Problems and tough times will never go away. What you can do is to level up yourself and grow.
Grow and level up so that the problems will become small to you. If you are at level 3 and your problem is at level 9, you will feel like you are facing a big problem.
Conversely, if you are at level 9 and you are facing a level 3 problem; the problem will seem small and most likely it is not a problem at all.
Thus, grow, improve and keep on learning to upgrade yourself.
The only way to overcome challenges and hardships in life is to improve yourself constantly so that when the difficulties come, you will have no problem overcoming them.
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
Things Will Change
Things will change and never stay the same all the time. The only thing that will never change is change itself.
Look at the way you lived 20 years ago. Everything changed. We drive better cars, and we eat differently right now.
We don’t read the newspaper anymore, and we choose to read from the internet directly. We used to rely heavily on SMS more than a decade ago, but right now, we use Whatsapp as an instant messenger that connects everyone.
Not only that, look at how the music and film industry has changed. Everything changed. Nothing stays the same forever.
Thus, if your life gets hard right now, please understand that it will change and things will eventually get better.
Tough times will go, just like it can’t rain all the time. And after the rain, the sunshine will come.
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling
Your Character Building Day
I once heard a profound quote from Les Brown; he said that don’t look at failures or setbacks as they are. In fact, challenges, tough times, hardships, rejections, and failures are there to help you grow. Thus, treat your bad days as your character building days.
It is impossible to achieve remarkable success without going through setbacks and failures. It is the hardship that shapes us into who we are.
We learn the most when we fail. We appreciate the most when we lost something. This is why failure and setback are important because they shape us and make us into a better person.
If you study the success story from extraordinary people like Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Nelson Mandela, etc, every one of them has gone through tough times.
And because they faced with difficult events and did not give up, they eventually found a way to overcome and come back stronger.
You have to be the same, my friend. Whenever life gets hard, remember these quotes and remember why your purpose.
Let your reasons get you up and inspire you once again.
“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington
“Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill
“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” – Bruce Lee
There Is Always A Solution To Every Problem
Whatever difficulty setback you face in life, there is always a solution to it. You may not see or find the solution yet does not mean that it does not exist.
It is just that you are stuck in the situation and are not able to see clearly and use your creative minds to formulate a solution.
In fact, most businesses evolve and make it big through problems and failures. Richard Branson was stranded due to flight cancellation; it was a problem to most people, but not Richard Branson.
He then chartered an airplane and sold the remaining seats to other stranded passengers. And that was how he got the idea and started Virgin Airlines.
Richard Branson turned his problems into opportunities. The same goes for Steve Jobs. When Jobs got fired from Apple, he went on to buy Pixar and founded Next Computer. Both companies thrived, and when he got the chance to get back to Apple, he used the technology in Next Computer and grew Apple to the next level.
So welcome frustrations and setbacks. They are opportunities in disguise, just that you are not trained to see the opportunities within.
Therefore, whenever you feel that life is hard or whenever you feel like giving up, don’t! Look for the opportunity and grow.
“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller
“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates
I hope that you will feel inspired after reading the words and quotes here. Remember, don’t let the situation define who you are. You have the ability to change and live the life you want.
So tell me, which quote resonates and inspires you the most? Share with me in the comment section below.
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