You Will Get Through It (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 212)
“Strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on but you keep going anyway.”
Bad things happen to all of us. Most of these things aren’t planned and can induce fear in other areas of our lives. Even the best, the brightest, and the healthiest experience obstacles, delays, and setbacks. However, when we do encounter a difficulty or experience a fear that we previously had, it’s important to keep everything in perspective and realize that it’s probably not as bad as it looks or as we thought.
You will get through almost any negative experience, illness, rejection, or heartbreak if you keep the right mentality, embrace a positive focus, receive support, and improve where you can do so. Sometimes, you will realize a sincere fear — it may even be your worst fear yet — but no matter what, you can and will get through it.
The human mind can endure so much more than we give it credit for. The human body can recover at gradually faster speeds than many of us think. We were not created to fall apart at the moment of every crisis. Surprisingly, it is in crises that many people find out they had so much untapped strength, energy, and potential. Some even find their life’s purpose, their soulmate, or a better opportunity after getting through some difficulty.
So what if you failed a test or a class. So what if you’re told you’re going to lose your job, or you have a major illness, or your best friend betrays you with your boyfriend, or you get robbed. So what if you don’t make the cut on the sports team or if you find out you way in over you head at work. All of these things can be painful and even make your frustrated to the point of crying. But you are strong enough to get through all of it.
When you start feeling like it’s the end of the world, go and read of someone else’s success story. There’s a reason such stories are shared. They give hope to countless numbers of people, just like the person described in any given story, who encounter failure, defeat, or some other painful experience but who found a way to get through it. You’re not alone.
Anything, other than death perhaps, is not the end of the world. You will manage. You will find a way. You will discover a solution to your problem. You will get through it. Most of the time, things are never as bad as we think they are. And even when we’re in the middle of it, we must continue to remind ourselves that the light at the end of the tunnel is there for a reason. It gives us hope not to stop in the middle of our pain but to keep on going.
If you just keep going, no matter how hard it is or how rough the winds get, you will surprise yourself with how much strength you really have. Trouble is inevitable in life. There is now way to get around it. The only way out is through. When we realize our fears, over time, they lose their sting. They help us to develop character and grit so that the next time we encounter some unfortunate event, we remind ourselves of the same thing: You are stronger than you think. You’ve been through it before and you will get through it again.
“If you are going through hell, keep going.”
— Winston S. Churchill