If you’re going through a tough time right now, whether you’ve lost your job, are experiencing financial troubles or health problems such as depression or anything else, do not despair. Although it might not look like it right now, tough times are essential to success, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Bad times are often the cause of greatness, think about people like Sarah Millican, the comedian who became successful from talking about her divorce, or Taylor Swift who has made a fortune singing about her past relationships and in an interview by Anya Raza, acclaimed writer and editor Diana Athill said that began to write entirely as a healing exercise. Remember the saying, “what that doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”, when you get through this, you will have learned some fundamental lessons, ones that you wouldn’t have otherwise known.
Asking For Help
When things are going well, you don’t need to ask anyone for help, and while this seems good at the time, it can hold you back. Having an extra pair of hands can never hurt, and there’s nothing shameful in asking someone for help.
Knowing Who Supports You
While you think that certain people are reliable, during the bad times, you find out who your support network truly is. You’ll be disappointed in some, but you’ll also find that someone you didn’t think is there for you. Also, when other people see that you’ve managed to overcome hardship and tough times, they are much more willing to put their necks out for you to help you thrive.
Knowing What Matters In Life
You work out what matters and what doesn’t, that’s the first step to success.
Fighting For What You Want
You realise that nothing worth having is easy and that you have to work hard to get what you want, and it will pay off in the end.
Preparing For The Future
You learn how to cope and the strategies you use to get through this tough time will help you in the future, meaning that nothing else can knock you down.
Developing Compassion And Empathy
Struggling yourself means that you will understand what others are going through. Having everything handed to you on a plate means that you have no idea what it takes to succeed, and you’ll be worlds apart from your business associates – the ones who have worked hard for their success. If you have worked hard for what you have, you will develop compassion and empathy which will help you in all of your professional and personal relationships, and it will enable other people to trust you and relate to you.
Knowing What Success Is
Success is different to everyone, and whatever it is to you, you don’t need to prove it to anyone else but yourself. Through hard times, you will learn that success is whatever goal you have set for yourself, and it’s not all about money.
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