During Life’s Toughest Times, We Must Be Strong

You've got to love the game.

Without that love, you you are truly going to be wearing out the pavement sad step after sad step wishing you were doing something else. Really, what is the point in that? That should be the 1st indicator that you actually should be doing something different – if you dread going in to do the work.

Step into this moment.

You know, the instant where you grin while in the struggle, enjoy the discomfort, make fun of how difficult it is and challenge yourself more. Some can be systematic about their goals and dreams , but for me, I am acting like life is one gigantic stage and there’s a grand orchestra behind me playing all different types of tunes.

I am, for the first time, dancing through life right now. Some periods are slower, some much faster…but …I am… dancing nonetheless.

You always remember the people who were there to celebrate with you when you achieved your dream. Sadly, that isn't always who you thought it was going to be. But that is ok. They will turn out differently in some ways – occasionally for the better and sometimes for the worse. But that’s the reality of life. That’s how the cookie crumbles.

Every day I'm going a get in touch more deeply into trying to be the type of person I want to be and bring out the good characteristics in myself that were concealed for such a considerable time. I am learning. There are seldom days when I don’t travel deep into the rabbit hole and search for things covered up inside. I do not know if I might have it actually any other way. In reality that journey has been going on for virtually 5 years now and it’s impossible to suggest that I can ever go back to the beginning… to that man before the man I’m today. One thing I really do know for sure is that I haven’t spent any time finding myself, but truly have spent pretty much all of my time making myself. I suspect there’s a massive difference there.

It’s creating vs finding… because in all truth, I didn’t have anything to seek out and “find. ” I had to drop everything I had learned to become and everything I thought I should be in order to become the individual I had always dreamed of – not the person society or others told me I should be…but who I knew I could become deep down inside.

I mess up. Sometimes I come off too robust or start pouring things out too early. But I do not run frightened anymore. I used to – I used to be frightened of everything. Frightened of making mistakes…scared of myself…scared of losing…scared of abandonment…and I finally found ways to drop those one at a time because they turn your life very quickly into nothing. They take everything out of you and there you are…just one massive ball of being frightened.

Our lives are a sequence of interpretations of what truly is actually happening in truth. We bring with us stories and past events that shape what something means to us when it happens and that usually dictates how we act. If we adapt and change that interpretation, we can change our whole world.

You've got to love the game.

This game of life. Without love…then what? What’s the point if you can’t love what you are doing?

A last thing – if you go hard in life and do everything rooted in love and passion, it’s going to be pretty tough to knock yourself when you cross the finish line, no matter the circumstances. Just keep that in the back of your mind.

Mess up going 100%. Sure there willthere will be incredible wipeouts, but you will recover and be on your merry way again.

Evan Sanders is the author of The Words Of Encouragement, a website dedicated to bringing the best quotes, motivational content on the web, and blogs all to one place. Need some more content to help you move forward with your life after being knocked down? Try out these quotes about strength for some motivation.