Do you think that life makes us learn and grow? For me, every single moment is a proof of that. Here’s why:

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We are all happy when things go right.

It’s easy to be contented, in peace and grateful, when you do the things you enjoy, are healthy, have money, are in a good relationship, when there’s no stress in your days and you even have time for yourself.

But there are ups and downs in everything. It’s the nature of life.

So what happens when you face a hardship, have money problems, or health issues, your partner leaves you, you lose a relative, or have hundreds of tasks to do every day that make you stressed and grumpy?!

That’s when most people blame other people and circumstances, think life is unfair, stop appreciating the things they have and focus only on the negatives.

And that’s what they do wrong.

So wrong, that the next good time in life gets even further away.

Why is that?

Simply because that’s life’s way of teaching, of making us aware, letting us grow and become stronger.

True wisdom lies in finding experience in the troubles, learning how to accept the changes, how to live with loss, to move on after a break up.

When you learn how to find a lesson in every failure and peace when you have a disease or after you’ve lost something precious, you’ll understand what life is on a much deeper level.

You’ll then see yourself from another point of view – as the person who is stronger than he expected, can let go and move on, find meaning and knowledge in everything, and whose hope, belief and will are greater than the temporary defeats life throws at us.

So the next time something devastating happens, try to find its meaning.

When you’re on the verge of giving up, when you feel a giant void inside, or have lost direction and are confused, try to stop, look around and find the ‘why’ of all this.

Remember that everything has a purpose. And most of the time it’s learning.
Every single failure and defeat makes you learn, helps you grow, opens your eyes, expands your horizons.

Only then can you appreciate success; only then will you know that you can’t always win. But you’re okay with that.

Sometimes losing is much more important. You learn more from it.

Only by going through something bad, can you understand what grief is.
And then you’ll be blessed with appreciation and gratitude.

You’ll see the abundance you live in, and once focused on that, no troubles will stand in your way.
And that itself is a reason to be a happy person for the rest of your life.

You can’t truly recognize happiness, if you haven’t felt suffering.
After all, we wouldn’t see the light if it wasn’t for darkness.

So thank for everything that’s been harder in your life. Learn from it, find its meaning. And know that nothing can make you give up now.

Lidiya K

Lidiya K

Author, blogger and podcaster in the fields of self-improvement and life hacking. Creator of Let's Reach Success.
Full-time freelance writer. Lifestyle designer.
Lidiya K

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