Life comes with ups and downs. Of course, you’d prefer to only have the ups. But unfortunately, you don’t always get a say. So it could very well be that you’re reading this blog because you’ve hit a low. And at the moment, life is a struggle. I feel you, my friend.
As someone who’s had her fair share of struggle, I’d like to give you one advice: embrace your struggle. Let me explain why.
Growth comes from struggle
Struggle is tough, but your growth also comes from your struggle. Without darkness, there wouldn’t be light. You need both. And for some reason, you’re now going through a period of your life where things are rough.
I know what that’s like. My entire childhood was pretty tough because I grew up with a violent mom. I was good at pretending that everything was all right, but it wasn’t. Life was hard.
After I finally moved out and graduated, a new struggle arose for me. My childhood trauma’s came to hunt me in the workplace. This even resulted in me burning out and leaving my legal career.
It was tough, and you’d not believe how many tears I’ve cried. But now that I’m on the other side of the struggle, I can see that I’ve also gained something from this time in my life. I learned so much about myself, about life and about my path. My struggle has made me into the person I am today. And I can do the work that I do now, because of everything I’ve been through. I needed all those life experiences to get me to where I needed to be. My strength and wisdom comes from my struggle. I’m sure the same is true for you.
Wisdom in your wounds
I truly believe that there’s wisdom in your wounds. Whatever it is that you’re going through right now, it’s helping you grow. And it’s making you a stronger and wiser person.
Trust that whatever you’re going through, is helping you to become the person you’re meant to be. Life never gives you more then you can handle. There are some great life lessons that you can learn from your struggle. Even if at the moment it doesn’t feel like that. Know and trust that it’s all for the higher good. Your struggle won’t go in vain.
Embrace the struggle
Embrace the struggle, see what lessons you can learn from it, and use it to become the best version of you.
Better days are coming. And once the storm has passed, you’ll be able to look back at this period in your life and see all the strength and wisdom that it has given you. You’ll have even more love and light to share.
You can’t always control what happens in life, but you can control how you react to what’s happening. That’s why I want to invite you to embrace whatever is going on and move on from there. Keep a positive mindset, focus on what is working. Know that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. And you will come out of the tunnel as a stronger and wiser person.