As humans we don’t know how long we will live, tomorrow is not guaranteed. So, better make the best of your life.

We have no choice but to survive. When we have a chance to figure how to enjoy our lives, why do we sometimes feel desperate and miserable as soon as we are faced with an obstacle?

I have been thinking about it for a while and in this article I want to share my own perspective with you. Before I start, I want to emphasize that I am not a professional, and I understand that all people are different; but I see no harm in sharing the way that I approach handling difficulties in my life.

My primary principle is this: Stand tall and fight! Fight for your life. We don’t know how long our life is but we know that it has lots of obstacles along with its beauty. In my humble opinion, to overcome difficulties in your life you should be emotionally powerful, confident and determined. As I quote Michael Jordan ‘’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.’’ I fully agree with his quote because it is inevitable that we will deal with numerous problems in our life. So, Instead of giving up, we should find alternate ways to overcome them.

Standing tall means being mentally powerful and ready. Some people are very vulnerable and dependent when it comes to difficulties in their life as others stand up to problems and fight them. I believe having the mindset and acknowledgment that life is bittersweet and full of surprises, good or bad, will cause us to look at our problems with a different point of view. We might lose our job, lose our friends, health issues might give us hard time, but it is not always bad if you look at each scenario optimistically. Problems, which don’t kill you, make you stronger. Sharing great moments with the people you care about, feeling love and being loved, travelling, listening to music, spending time, and reflecting are just some of the ways one can enjoy life- and the possibilities are limitless! As you feel overwhelmed by problems, always remember the good things that make YOU happy. This mindset and positive perspective subliminally strengthens your tolerance and leads you to discover your mental power.

The actress Blake Lively once said: “The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence”. So let’s wear it! Never underestimate yourself and ignore the people who try to discourage you by saying ‘‘you can’t do this’’. Do not let them expose their lack of confidence IN you. Nobody has supernatural skills but the ones who believe in themselves are the ones who will accomplish anything they set their mind to. That’s how it works!

The last and integral element is determination; a determined person never gives up and always looks for alternate ways to deal with problems and achieve his/her goals with great ambition. For instance, years ago, someone respectable in my family told my brother that he had no talent for the English language. I have a smile on my face as I write about this because now, my brother is someone who is admired and highly respected for his outstanding English skills. Oh, and by the way, my brother had similar concerns about me, but eventually I convinced him otherwise. So I believe it is all about how much you want something, and how much you can compromise to achieve your goal. I witnessed his ambition and hard work to reach the level where he is right now. His determination has always been very inspirational for me, and I took it as an example to attain my own goals.

In conclusion, these are the principles that help me every day. I don’t expect everyone to think the same way as I do. Although if one person’s life is changed by reading this, then that is all that matters.

‘’ Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.’’ (Michael Jordan).

Be the one who makes it happen…

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