Power of Positivity: Positive Thinking & Attitude

5 Reminders That Will Keep You Strong (Even If You Feel Like Giving Up)

Life is a battlefield, and we are the soldiers fighting bravely through each storm no matter what we might face. Though we grow weary sometimes and feel like giving up, humans have an incredible amount of resilience. We might fall down, but we don’t stay down. We keep on trucking with each day we’re given, and that makes all of us warriors.

We all have been through trials and tribulations in life, but some are more difficult and painful than others. For those mornings when you wake up and just don’t want to face another day, we have a few quotes that will keep you going when you feel you have nothing left.

We sincerely hope you find these quotes useful, and wish you all the best in your life. Remember, you’re stronger than you think and you can overcome anything if you believe you can. 🙂

Here are 5 quotes that will keep you strong when you feel like giving up:

1. Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.

As you probably already know, in life we have to face the storm before we can see the rainbow. It would be lovely to never have stress or hard times, but then we wouldn’t appreciate the beauty of life nearly as much, because we wouldn’t know anything else. So, when you feel like you’re going through hell and see no way out, don’t give up! Keep going until you see the light at the end of the tunnel, because on the other side you might just find paradise.

2. Remember the time you thought you could never survive? You did, and you can do it again.

We often underestimate our potential and resiliency. We think that we’ll feel bad for much longer than we actually will, which makes us doubt our emotional strength and resolve. Studies have shown that people bounce back from negative situations more quickly than they would’ve thought, which means we have a long way to go when it comes to understanding our emotions in difficult situations. Just remember that each day you wake means that you have conquered the day before it and the one before that, which means you’re doing pretty darn well. Don’t underestimate yourself.

3. “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert Schuller

When you come across a problem in life, what’s the first thing you do? Well, if you’re like most people, you vent your frustration to someone, indulge in a dessert or glass of wine, and drown yourself in music for a while. When faced with problems, most of us find an escape before we find a solution. However, that doesn’t mean that we don’t revisit the problem after we’ve had a chance to cool down. Don’t let problems keep you from living a happy life; allow them to steer you in the direction of one. Problems are simply there to show us not to continue down our current path and to seek another one.

4. When some things go wrong, take a moment to be thankful for the many things going right.

When our world is crashing down around us, that’s usually all we see. We don’t see the flowers blooming in the distance, or hear the birds chirping overhead, or feel the wind on our faces. We just see the problems we face, and forget about the blessings we have. In times of turmoil, take a moment to appreciate all the good things happening in your life. It will make the bad stuff seem a lot less catastrophic, and can help to shift your perspective from glass half-empty to a glass half-full.

5. Don’t give up because of one bad chapter in your life. Keep going…your story doesn’t end here.

When you feel like falling to your knees and surrendering to the cruel teacher that is life, remember that a diamond needs pressure to come into creation. You have to have some resistance in order to become polished and shaped into a stronger version of yourself. So, just surrender to what is and accept your current situation. Or, try to find a better way of approaching it. But, don’t give up, because your story doesn’t end here. It’s only the beginning.

Final thoughts…

We are human. We are stronger than we think and far more capable than we could imagine. Don’t allow limits in your mind to stop you from fighting. Though it’s a long battle, we all are in it together, and we can lean on each other for support. You’re never alone in this fight, so don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Push yourself, but don’t forget to be gentle with your spirit. Even the greatest warriors among us must put down their armor sometimes.

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Sources:
http://www.apa.org/monitor/oct01/strength.aspx
https://www.powerofpositivity.com/11-quotes-to-remember-when-you-feel-discouraged/