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8 Important Things You Need To Remember When Life Goes Wrong


Life is not a bed of roses. Every one of us goes through a difficult time in our lives when we feel like our world is crumbling in front of our eyes.

Yeah, life can really stink sometimes. And the reason is simple: Life doesn’t always go according to our plans. Things we’ve never expected that will happen and things we’ve prayed that never happen to us somehow always find a way to appear in our lives.

Thus, sometimes our plans fail, we make wrong decisions and choices, and our dreams don’t come true. We feel like nothing we do is good enough and like the whole world has turned against us.

But you need to remember that even in the times when you feel like your problems will never end, you can still keep it together. Whether you’re struggling with an illness, facing setbacks in your career, or struggling to mend a broken heart, there’s no reason why you should let this defeat you. Because you know how they say, the problem is not the problem, but your attitude to the problem.

Here are 8 things that you need to remember when life gets tough for you:

1. Pain helps you grow.

There’s no person who has achieved great success, be that personal or professional, without bearing pain along the way. Because pain is necessary. Pain is not a sign that you’re weak. Instead, it helps you develop as a person and learn how resilient you are.

When you’re faced with hardship, pain helps you build your character. So, instead of ignoring and resisting pain, look at the lessons that you’re supposed to learn from and that will help you emerge from it stronger and wiser.

2. Nothing lasts forever.

After every storm comes a rainbow, after darkness there’s always light. Nothing is permanent in life.

So, if you are happy now, enjoy that time since it won’t last forever. And if you’re hurt and feel like you’ll be stuck in pain and problems forever, don’t despair because it’ll all pass.

With each new day and each new moment, you get a new chance to make the best of your life. So, make sure you take it and stop focusing on your pain and wallowing in self-pity.

3. Worrying doesn’t do you any good.

Doing nothing and just fretting about your problems won’t make them go away – it can only make them even worse. Instead of wasting all your energy and time on complaining about whatever is bothering you, use them to find solutions to your problems.

Stop worrying about the things you can’t control in life and focus on what you can control with the resources you already have. Think of ways you can improve your life, both on a personal and professional level, and remove all the obstacles standing in the way to your happiness and success.

4. Your scars are marks of your strength.

Be proud of your scars because they mean your wounds are closed and the pain is gone. Your scars don’t make you a weak person. Instead, they show that you’ve been through the worst and handled it well. They show pain has smacked you on the face many times, but you didn’t fall down, you didn’t let it destroy you.

Instead, you showed that you possess the willingness and strength to recover, stand on your own feet again, and move forward. Why?

Because you’re strong and resilient. Because you’re a fighter who never gives up.

5. Every struggle you endure is a step forward.

The road to your happiness and success is paved with various difficulties, challenges, and tests. And if you’re not able to invest all your time and efforts into making your way through them and keep a positive attitude, then know there’s no point in starting it.

If you really want that bad to achieve your goals and dreams, then make sure you’re ready to face some struggles: leave your comfort zone, experience a little discomfort, endure other people’s criticism, and even sacrifice your relationships.

But, remember that all these struggles bring you one step closer to your desired destination.

6. The negativity of other people is not your problem.

No matter how good you are to other people, there will always be those who will think and say bad things about you. But, their negativity is not your problem.

Don’t ever allow the words of shallow, angry, bitter, jealous, and dishonest people get to you and undermine your worth. Don’t ever let someone’s opinions of you change you.

Instead, change because it’s you who want that. Change if you know this will make you a better person and help you reach your full potential and have a brighter future.

You only live once, so make sure you do what makes you happy and surround yourself with people who truly love you and want the best for you.  

7. What’s meant to be will be.

When you feel like everything is going wrong in your life, you need to stop doubting every step you take and every decision you make. You need to stop worrying about whether your prayers will be heard and whether you’ll be happy again. Because what’s meant to be, will be, sooner or later. You don’t have to force it.

You just have to trust. Trust the universe that it’ll get you what you’ve been always searching for. You need to have trust in your own strength and resilience and allow yourself to see the blessings which are hidden in every struggle you face.

 8. Keep going no matter what.

When you feel like all the worst things in the world are happening to you and like you’re going to be stuck in this rut for good, remind yourself and don’t fear to get right back up and try again. Try to love and dream again. Try to work harder than ever and even change your career if need be. Find the courage to laugh and be happy again.

And whatever you choose to do always remember to keep going and live life to the fullest!