During Life’s Darkest Times, We Must Be Strong

You have to love the game.

Without that love, you will be wearing out the pavement miserable step after sad step wishing you were doing something else. What’s the point in that? That should literally be the 1st indicator that you actually should be doing something different – if you dread going in to do the work.

Step into this moment.

You know, the times where you smile while in the struggle, enjoy the discomfort, scoff at how difficult it is and challenge yourself more. Some can be systematic about their targets and dreams , but for me, I’m really acting like life is one massive stage and there is a grand orchestra behind me playing all different kinds of tunes.

I am dancing through life now. Some amounts of time are slower, some much faster…but I am dancing nonetheless.

You mostly remember the people who were there to celebrate with you when you achieved your dream. Regrettably, that is not always who you thought it was meant to be. But that really is ok. They will turn out differently in a number of ways – often for the better and occasionally for the worse. But that’s the reality of life. That is how the cookie crumbles.

Each day I am going a little bit deeper into trying to be the type of person I wish to be and bring out the good characteristics in myself that were disguised for such a long time. I am really learning. There are infrequently days when I don’t actually travel deep down into the rabbit hole and search for things hidden inside. I do not know if I could have it actually any alternative way. Actually that journey has been going on for nearly 5 years now and it’s impossible to believe that I’ll ever go back to that man before the man I am today. One thing I do know for sure is that I haven’t spent any time finding myself, but rather have spent pretty much all of my time creating myself. I suspect there’s a massive difference there.

It’s making versus finding… because in all truth, I really didn’t have anything to really “find. ” I had to drop everything I had learned to become and everything I thought I wanted to be to become the person I had always dreamed of – not the person society or others told me I should be…but who I knew I might become deep down inside.

I mess up. Frequently I come off too robust or start pouring things out too early. But I really do not run scared anymore. I used to – I once was frightened of everything. Frightened of making mistakes…scared of myself…scared of losing…scared of abandonment…and I finally discovered methods to drop those one after the next because they turn your life really quikcly into nothing. They take everything out of you and there you are…just one huge ball of being frightened.

Our lives are a series of interpretations of what’s essentially occuring in reality. We bring with us stories and past events that shape what something means to us when it happens in the moment and that usually dictates how we act. If we adapt and change that interpretation, we can change our whole world.

You have got to love the game.

This game of life. Without love…then what? What is the point if you can’t love what you're actually doing?

A last thing – if you go hard in life and do everything deep set in love and keenness, it should be damn hard to knock yourself when you cross the finish line, no matter the circumstances. Just keep that in the back of your head.

Screw up going 100%. Sure there will be spectacular wipeouts, but you will certainly recover and be on your merry way again.

Evan Sanders is the author of The Words Of Encouragement, a website dedicated to bringing the best quotes, motivational content on the web, and blogs all to one place. Need some more content to help you move forward with your life after being knocked down? Try out these quotes about strength for some motivation.

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