There are 2 things you can do when life deals you a bad hand……..you can fight back and vow to overcome whatever is thrown your way, or you can blame your luck and accept your ‘fate’.
That said, there are even more ways to look at what’s seen as a rough patch. You can be selfish or selfless. The selfish approach is thinking it’s your issue and nobody else need worry or be bothered by it. If we use addiction as an example, so so many people reliant on drugs or alcohol have the outlook of ‘it’s my body and I can do what I like with it, so mind your own f*cking business!’
How ignorant to think something like chronic addiction doesn’t have far travelling ripples. What will your children make of it? How about your parents? Will there not be stories told of your sad finish in life?
Many successful life transformations are driven by the love for others. Do it for the children. Do it for your parents. Do it for your partner. Do it for your true friends. Inspire them and give them a story worth telling – one of trial and tribulation but one of eventual success, thanks to the correct perspective.
Not everyone has the strength of character to see someone they love’s failings and use it as a driving force. I have done this all my life but that’s just how I’ve always been. I know many people deeply affected by the actions of others that allow their lives to suffer because of it.
Any tough time is an opportunity to inspire others and there’s no better motivation than that. If you want to receive, you must give first.
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