It’s hard, I know. Trust me I’ve been there. Actually still am. They say it’ll get tough before it gets better. And you wonder, can it get any harder than this?
It’s so frustrating. Sometimes you get so angry, it feels like you’ve been physically assaulted. Others times, it’s a sadness that pierces and hurts more than a physical affliction.
Worst part is a lot of folks don’t understand. They get that life hasn’t been fair to you. Or that you aren’t where other people are. Or that no matter what you do, you can’t seem to get past where you are. They see all that.
But they don’t see the pain. They don’t see the humiliation and they’ll never be able to grasp the shame. It’s reserved for those who go through the valley. Only those people truly understand. Only them can relate. And usually, only to the level to which they experienced the valley and only to the length of time it lasted.
It’s a difficult phase but the beautiful thing about this is, it never lasts. It’s like seasons of the year. No matter how cold and harsh winter is and however long it lasts, spring always comes in all her beauty and glory.
The danger in this is the tendency to become lax. You know, sort of indifferent and unwilling. You don’t see it at first but soon you realize that it’s gotten so that your circumstances have moved from your surroundings to your heart. You don’t care anymore. And you’re not committed to anything. It’s dangerous to live like this.
It is hard but don’t let your situation get the best of you. Yes, I know. Easier said than done. But it’s possible. As long as you keep striving. As long as you have a goal and you focus on its attainment, you’ll never be sidetracked. Yes, you will be discouraged. Yes, you will wanna quit. But no, you won’t.
Keep telling yourself it will get better and surround yourself with people who believe in you. People who will continue walking when you’ve stopped. And don’t ever give up your dreams. They will happen.
Always remember, you can be more. You can do more. It isn’t over!