Spirituality

8 Things To Remember When Everything Is Going Wrong

“I’ve been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your damn lemons! What am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life’s manager! Make life rue the day it thought is could give me lemons!"

-The Lemon Speech, Portal 2

Yeah, it's true. Sometimes life stinks a little bit, but there's no reason to let it defeat you. These are 8 things you should remember when the going gets tough.

1. Pain is just part of growing.

Pain is something that helps us develop as people. Think about your past for a moment. If you hadn't experienced some of the rougher parts of life, what kind of person would you be today? I know in my case, if my past pains hadn't happened, I wouldn't be nearly as developed as a person as I am today. Strife builds our characters. If we didn't experience pain, we'd probably all be like Paris Hilton.

2. Don't worry, it's all temporary.

That includes life. It's the only shot we have at being alive, so we might as well go big with it. When you're going through a tough time, remember that it too shall pass.

3. Complaining doesn't change anything.

Complaining is nothing more than an expression of anger over something you can't control. But can you really not control it or are you simply letting it defeat you? Next time you find yourself airing a complaint, make extra sure that what you're complaining about can't be fixed.

4. The scars of your past are marks of strength.

Battle wounds of sorts.

5. Every struggle is a step forward.

Sometimes you have to struggle to move forward. Sometimes you have to fight to grow up. Each struggle you experience is a critical part of becoming a whole person and learning how to deal with future strife.

6. The negativity of others isn't your deal.

When the people around you are filled with negativity, establish yourself as a beacon of positivity. Be a light of hope. Moreover, don't let their negativity get to you and make you negative. If anything, help them have a more positive outlook.

7. If it was meant to be, it will be.

You can't really force fate to do what you want, huh?

8. Just keep going.

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