Can You Roll With the Punches?

As I grow up, I see the world becoming more difficult as time passes. Instead of rebelling against the hard times, try going with the flow. Appreciate the struggles because it can lead to something far more beautiful.

I’ve made more mistakes than I could keep track of, stemming all the way back from childhood. I used to beat myself up so much over these mistakes…Well I still do to this day. The point is that I know I should go easier on myself. After all, life is meant for us to mess up a lot and experiment before we can reach our full potential.

When things get tough, you can accept, appreciate and adapt with the situation. On the opposite end of the spectrum, you can shut down, rebel and hate every second of those hard times. It’s all about how you look at it. Self pity can be a very harmful and unhealthy trait, but having confidence in yourself can help you prevail through those hard times and make it to the top.

Being comfortable with your situation is a great way of building up confidence. The thing you have to remember is that you’ll always be okay in the end. When you struggle, look at how much that hardship can teach you. You can’t get better at anything without failure, so why fight against it. Look…Without my failures, I would have nothing to write about it. Writing is my passion so I couldn’t picture life without it.

Think about when life was hard for you. What kind of events took place to make you feel hopeless? Did you get laid off from work? Lose your home? Did your car break down? Had no money left in the bank? Break up with your significant other?

All of these could happen to any of us and it could make you feel like your world is crashing. It feels like the end of life as you know it, but then something magical happens. There’s a light at the end of this long, seemingly never ending tunnel. All of a sudden you find someone new who catches your eye. You start saving money and put it away in savings. You save up for a newer car. You move into a new house or apartment. You find a new job.

The cycle of life will always continue. The key is to accept the fact that there will always be an unpredictable number of highs and lows throughout your existence. You’ll find yourself in trouble with your back against the wall, but the question is can you roll with the punches.