Life isn't always sunshine and rainbows! Its finding the light at the end of the tunnel!
Our Life is a journey, just like each coin has two sides same way within this journey we experience times with joy and comfort as well as times of discouragement and discomfort.
If one has ever pursued a goal to improve their life in any way or say to achieve what they are looking forward to , chances are that you may have experienced occasional discouragement.
Why does the phase of discouragement or discomfort drift in?
The reason being we reach that point when progress slows to a crawl and you feel yourself barely hanging on. The excitement you felt at the beginning is a dim memory, and there is no light at the end of the tunnel – yet.
But that is the time when it is necessary to hang on and remember that the light at the end of the tunnel will be visible eventually as you keep on moving forward; it is the tunnel which is temporary.
We all have it. That nagging little voice inside of us that tells us to stay still where we are or to go back where we started and not to move forward.
It’s about time we defeat this negative voice!
In order to have more control over your life and how you do and perceive things, it is primordial to silence that voice once and for all to move ahead.
What do you do when experiencing this period?
Take your steps back or keep pushing and go ahead!
I may say this period often passes with discomfort,but that can be overcome by taking a break to rest, especially if you've been working really hard to achieve your desired results.
I can say that because I have experienced it myself. I remember 3 years ago I had experienced such a slump due to health issues I was forced to take a break from my work and was bed ridden, back then I was not having the luxury to enjoy the break in the beginning for around a month it was very difficult for me to live with it.
Later I took of it as a time to refocus my goals and plan them ahead.
“The tests we face in life's journey are not to reveal our weaknesses but to help us discover our inner strengths. We can only know how strong we are when we strive and thrive beyond the challenges we face.”
― Kemi Sogunle
But sometimes the dip takes on a life of its own, blooming into crippling uncertainty, doubt, and discouragement. This is the point where some begin to question whether to give into the doubts and quit, or try to push through it.
They must always remember
“To quit is to fail - as long as you are still in the game you are succeeding!”
― Lindsey Rietzsch
When experiencing the slump one requires to shift their perspective and use the obstacle as a stepping stone to achieve even greater heights! There are many tips and advice on how to cultivate a change in attitude but one key way to do this is to begin a gratitude practice.
There is always, always, always something or the other for us to be thankful for.
It will help you come out of the quicksand of negativity.
Life is better when you’re smiling. Being positive in a negative situation is not naive; it’s a sign of leadership and strength.
When you refocus and recharge yourself with motivation and if required re-plan your goal.It will help you to fully develop your inner strength and become resistant to negativity.
You may say, the problem is that the bad is utterly debilitating that the bad knocks the life right out of you; it can leave you gasping for air amidst a pool of cold loneliness.
Know this my friend -- you are not alone!
Whatever you are going through, no matter how difficult, sad, unfair or turbulent, countless others have felt that depth of despair. Countless others right now, this very second are feeling that level of depth and despair. This I am saying is not to take away from or minimize the gravity of your pain; I am saying this is to let you know that you are never alone.
I feel the wisest, most loving, and well-rounded people I have ever met are likely those who have known misery, known defeat, known the heartbreak of losing something or someone they loved and has found their way out of the depths of their own despair.
These are the people who have experienced many ups and downs and have gained an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, understanding and a deep loving wisdom.
Friends people like this aren't born; they develop slowly over the course of time.
Let's get this straight. No one is punishing you.
It's a matter of fact that every human experience at some point or the other, what is required is to gradually move through the phase and exit it.
We all agree we can't predict the future or can we?
Do we know with certainty what will the future offer us?
So why to be discouraged just like in order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present same way we must take the negative slump in our life to shine brightly ahead.
Do you agree with me?
Have any of you experienced the negative drift in your life?
How did you come out of it?
Share your views!
Until next time