Five Things to Remember when going through Tough Times

Five Things to Remember when going through Tough Times

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What things go through your mind when you’re having a difficult day? Do you ask yourself the common “Why me?” question like so many? What things keep you steady and reinforce your backbone when you’re going through tough times? The truth is that everyone goes through tough times, whether they admit it or not. However, going through difficult times is not what defines one as a winner or loser but how one handles it. As a matter of fact, to become an uncontested winner, you must in fact go through several challenges. In our post today, we share five things to remember when going through tough times. While we acknowledge that so many are going through financial or business challenges today, we encourage you to hold on. If you do, you will outlast those difficulties and emerge as a victorious winner. So today, we encourage you to hold on because the turning of the tide is just around the corner.

Henry W. Longfellow, a poet in the 1800’s wrote a famous poem called The Rainy Day. In that poem, he penned that famous quote known by so many:

Into each life some rain must fall.

In his poem, Longfellow also point out that while some days will be rainy, the sun will shine again. He even explains that if we consider carefully, we will realize that “behind the clouds is the sun still shining”.

Before we proceed, here are some related posts we’ve written that you might enjoy:

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In the next section, we will share ten encouraging quotes on handling tough times. We hope they inspire you as much as they did us.

Ten Encouraging Quotes on how to Handle Tough Times

Here are ten encouraging quotes on handling difficulties, especially when life seem to knock you down:

  1. Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. – Thich Nhat Hanh
  2. It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed. – Doe Zantamata
  3. The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. – Chinese Proverb
  4. If it’s not exactly like you thought it would be, you think it’s a failure. What about the spectrum of colors in between? – Sara Evans
  5. Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit. – Napoleon Hill
  6. Tough times never last, but tough people do. – Robert Schuller
  7. In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. – Lee Iacocca
  8. Prosperity is not without many fears and disasters; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. – Francis Bacon
  9. Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. – Michael Jordan
  10. The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. – Epicetus

These quotes, simple as they may seem are true. We encourage you to take some time to reflect on them.

In the next section, we will share five things to remember when going through tough times.

Five Things to Remember when going through Tough Times
  1. Remember that there are a lot of things to be Grateful for: While an attitude of gratitude may not necessarily be your first reaction to tough times, remember to be grateful. Additionally, remember that you are not being grateful for your problems but for what you have despite them. Often, we may need to take time to reflect on things we should be grateful for. Doing this will completely change your perspective and help you realize that things are not as bad as they seem.
  2. That Tough Times always come to an end: Tough times are never permanent. As the famous quote by Robert Schuller says, tough times never last but tough people do. Rather than giving up, find things you can do to overcome those tough times. We must understand that tough times don’t last but sometimes, we may need to do something to fix it.
  3. Remember to Focus on what you can control: As with all challenges, sometimes, there may be some things we cannot control. For example, at work, you cannot control how your Boss address you. However, you can control how you respond in such situations. out of your control. In such difficult situations, it may be helpful to draw up a list of things you can control. This way, you can focus your efforts on them and not on things you can’t do anything about.
  4. Have Community Support: Surrounding yourself with a strong support system during tough times can be one of the best things to do. This is because with the support of people who love and care for you, difficult times may seem lighter. These set of people are also able to give you pieces of advice and unbiased feedback when necessary.
  5. Remember that it’s a learning experience: It’s interesting to note that most times, we learn more from failure than success. Tough times help us learn valuable lessons that may not be learnt through success. When going through tough times, try to understand what is happening, why and what you can learn from the situation. There is always something to learn when we go through tough times and such lessons could help us later.

What other things do you keep in mind when going through tough times? How have they helped you deal with difficult situations of life? Feel free to leave us a comment with your thoughts on these questions. As always, we would love to hear from you.

Today’s Funny Quote

Bad decisions make good stories. Ellis Vidler

Our funny quote for today is by Ellis Vidler, the Author

Bad decisions make good stories.

Do you agree? What bad decisions have you made in the past that you have learnt from and that make good stories today? Feel free to leave us a comment with your thoughts at the end of this post.

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