We all go through tough times. Whether they’re challenges at work or home, financial, physical or psychological, we all encounter obstacles that can feel impossible to overcome. And you’d only be human to rail against them, to want to run away and not have to deal with them, to wish that life were easier sometimes.
But does that attitude help or hinder you? Does it put you in the right frame of mind to tackle your problems? Does complaining about your lot in life help you to overcome it and move forward?
I always come back to this Jim Rohn quote when I find myself wallowing too long in a ‘woe is me’ mentality.
‘Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.’
Because, ultimately, life is about learning to deal with the challenges that will inevitably come. Adopting a different perspective, however, shows you that it can be a glorious opportunity to upgrade yourself and your life.
What can you learn? What skills can you cultivate? How can you continue to develop and improve? Those tough lessons will only make you stronger and a better version of yourself will be forged in the fire of those trials.
So the next time you encounter difficulty and the hardships of life seem too much to bear, remember:
‘Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.
‘What can I do to get better?’
Then get to work.
Now over to you.
How do you deal with life’s challenges?
Do you wallow in despair or do you seek ways to learn and improve?
Let me know in the comments.