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“Heroic” Personal Development Books

As a life coach and author, I am often asked by my clients “what do you consider the best personal development books that I should read?”

When presented with that question, I think of the words of the great American naturalist, essayist, poet, and philosopher Henry David Thoreau. He recommended that you spend much of your time reading what he referred to as “The Heroic Books” – those books that contain “the noblest recorded thoughts of man.” Let your mind drink deeply from the works of the great philosophers, such as Epictetus and Confucius. Study the poems of the wisest poets, such as Alfred Lord Tennyson, Emily Dickinson and John Keats, and the novels of Leo Tolstoy, Hermann Hesse and the Brontes. Read the writings of Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, and Mother Teresa.

While I passionately believe that almost any reading will improve your mind, in a world where there is too much to do, you must be selective in the books you read. Applying Thoreau’s philosophy to the personal development arena, the following are some of the “heroic” books that I highly recommend you add to your self-improvement library. These books have helped me change my own life and given me the wisdom and inspiration to live more deliberately and completely. If you read all of them, and act on the lessons contained within their pages, you cannot help but improve your circumstances profoundly.

 

Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl

None of us can avoid suffering. We all suffer from time to time and we all are confronted with strokes of fate. In Man’s Search for Meaning, psychiatrist Viktor Frankl shows that while we are unable to avoid suffering, we are still capable of coping with it. His book brilliantly shows how we can find meaning in suffering and what we can do to move forward.

Viktor Frankl’s book details his life in a Nazi camp and his insights from his experiences. It changes your perception on the purpose of life. It is also an excellent guide that encourages the reader to pursue what they find meaningful. Understanding one’s life purpose and meaning is vital to personal development. As Frankl says, “Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how.’”

I cannot recommend this book enough. Grab a tissue and discover your “why” with this book!

 

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

Published in 1902, this timeless classic has inspired millions to give more thought to their thinking patterns. It was one of the first books that highlighted the relationship between thoughts and character. Instead of focusing the discussion on strategies to become more successful, Allen’s discussions are centered on the great impact our thoughts can have on our lives. In a brilliant and eloquent manner, he points out how our behavior and personality are shaped through our thinking processes. The result is a unique book that encourages the reader to strive for integrity, purity of mind and the realization of one’s dreams.

 This short book will help you realize that you are only as good as you think you are and help you change the way you see and imagine yourself. Your thoughts and your dreams determine what you are and what you will be. This book is meant to stimulate men and women to the discovery and perception of the truth that they themselves are makers of themselves, by virtue of the thoughts which they choose and encourage.

 

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich is another of several old-school classics on this list and its place is well-earned. This book is not so much about financial wealth as it is about the making of a rich life. You will learn how important it is to have a burning desire that galvanizes your focus and releases your creativity. You will also discover the imperative of setting clear goals and the value of “a mastermind alliance”.

This is the mother of all personal development books. Admittedly, numerous modern-day self-improvement books discuss the principles that this book laid out. But not even one comes close to the original. If you are looking for insights on how to achieve your dream or a specific goal, this is a classic you cannot do without.

 

The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Dr. Peale’s classic is the quintessential self-help book, being one of just a handful of early books from around the 1950s that shaped the entire self-improvement space. For that reason, there are many themes in the book that you will see echoed throughout many of the other books on this list. The Power of Positive Thinking is great for anyone looking to get back to basics and learn some of the fundamental lessons that are essential to developing self-confidence and an optimistic mindset.

The book brilliantly highlights how positive thoughts can lead to a positive reality. Peale is not promoting the “think positive and success will miraculously manifest” approach. Instead, the book equips the reader with the attitude required to become successful. Those who are looking to make their lives happier, more satisfying or who simply want to learn to believe in themselves and their abilities have a lot to gain by reading this popular title.

 

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends and Influence People — the timeless best seller written by Dale Carnegie — has been heralded as the most successful personal development book of all time. It holds the keys to creating and strengthening any type of relationship.

Carnegie does a great job of showing that good communication really has nothing to do with natural talent or smooth words but knowing the right tactics to use when interacting with others, something everyone can do. Carnegie’s lessons show how to win people for your cause with integrity, honesty, and authenticity.

Communication is one of the single most important skills you can work on, given how critical communication is to everything that we do. If you want (or believe you need) to become a better communicator, or simply want to get better at working with people, read this now. I consider it required reading — especially for an introvert like myself.

 

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Stephen Covey’s seminal work, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, is another of many well-known classics on this list. This self-help book is exactly what it sounds like: a guide to seven habits you need to be successful in life and work. Covey’s strategies to become more effective are therefore centered on cultivating powerful habits.

But more than that, there is an incredibly important undertone that forms the real power of this book and is the prime takeaway: living with fairness and integrity is the path to maximum efficiency and success. In a world where shortcuts, secret deals, and dishonesty are prominent, Covey preaches a message that the world needs more than ever — and shows you how to apply it in the form of simple, straightforward habits.

All in all, Covey’s book is an invaluable roadmap for better living.

 

The Purpose Driven Life: What On Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren

Self-development should be more about character than anything else, including success, wealth or overcoming bad habits. Living a life of purpose is the foundation and the root of all those other things anyway. The book The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren, gave me more clarity on who I am and what I am on earth to do. It helped me to make choices in life, relationships and business that are in alignment with my purpose for being.

This book will help you understand why you are alive and reveal God’s amazing plan for you both here and now, and for eternity. Rick Warren will guide you through a personal forty-day spiritual journey that will transform your answer to life’s most important question: What on earth am I here for?

 

Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins

Awaken the Giant Within is probably the most well-known self-help book from popular motivational coach Tony Robbins and, once you read it, you will know why. As the title suggests, the book outlines a variety of strategies to attain greatness and self-mastery. Many of the books on this list home in on a particular subject, but this one does not. Robbins gives his best advice for improving your relationships, confidence, finances, and finding your purpose.

It is all about awakening the giant that lies dormant within each one of us. But Robbins also encourages us to be the best we can be. Filled with timeless advice and profound philosophical thoughts, Awaken the Giant Within seeks to help the reader to unlock their full potential.

What makes this book so powerful is the fact that Robbins stresses numerous times how important it is to implement his teachings in everyday life. Additionally, Robbins shares his own struggles in life and what helped him to overcome these. These lessons alone provide excellent ideas on what you can do to transform your life.

 

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist, a seminal classic by Paulo Coelho, is an easy evening read. The story about an Andalusian shepherd boy and his quest to find a hidden treasure buried in the pyramids has inspired millions around the world. The journey that starts as an endeavor to fulfill worldly desires is magnificently transformed to a spiritual undertaking in search of the treasure within.

I read this book a few years ago and was quite entranced by it. If you’re looking for guidance in a general sense, are at all religious (or even agnostic), or simply want wisdom on how to discover what it is you were meant to do and become, this book will quite literally change your life forever.

 

Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman

Presented as a book that changes lives, Way of the Peaceful Warrior is a manifesto about inner peace. It is the part-fictional autobiography of the author, Dan Millman, and humorously combines piercing truths with philosophical wisdom.

This story may be fictional, but it offers powerful lessons in being strong in mind and spirit rather than in the body. One does not need to become a peaceful warrior. By virtue of living here, on planet Earth, each and every one of us is a peaceful warrior in training — to the degree that we strive to live with a more peaceful heart, but also recognize that there are times we need to live with a warrior spirit.

 

Connecting with works such as these for even a few minutes a day will keep you centered on what life is about and will ultimately profoundly affect your character.

I recommend reviewing  our  bookstore where you can discover some additional exceptional personal development books.

Enjoy!

Personal Development 101: The Fundamentals

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These days many people are asking, “What is personal development?”

But why are they asking?

Could it be because personal development is growing in popularity more than ever and is now becoming increasingly backed by science and research…

Perhaps people have seen the positive effects their friends have experienced after realizing the importance of personal development and implementing it in their lives…

Or maybe people are asking because they are skeptical about its effectiveness and want to know if it is real…

No matter the reason for your curiosity, this article is designed to introduce you to personal development and its importance. So, let us explore what personal development is, why it is gaining popularity and how it can help lead you to more success and happiness.

 

What Exactly Is Personal Development?

What comes to mind when you hear the term “personal development”? 

Do you break it down and define each word as a separate entity, then bring them back together again to get the compound meaning?

Regardless of how you arrive at your definition of the term, your reply most likely will imply self-improvement. But we cannot simply equate personal development to self-improvement, as personal development includes other aspects of human development that cannot be portrayed as self-improvement.

Personal development is the “evolution of an individual into someone who is optimizing his capabilities, aware of his inner self, and, thus, able to become whole.”

Simply put, it is enriching yourself for your own good.  It can range from creating the discipline to stick to your budget…

To a total overhaul of your personality and behavior.

It is having the ability to ask yourself, “What can I change to improve my life?” Then reinforcing that mindset by taking action…

It is altering your perspective so you take control of your life, step by step…

Devising a plan to consistently turn around the negative events in your life each day so that you will have gained more knowledge, understanding and compassion by the end of the day for yourself and others…

And it is the key to realizing your dreams and desires!

 

Where Did Personal Development Get Started?

Two ancient philosophers, Aristotle and Confucius, stand out as major sources of what has become personal development in the 21st century.

The renowned Greek philosopher Aristotle, representing Western tradition, defined personal development as a special category of practical intelligence (phronesis), where the practice of virtues (arête) can bring about happiness (eudaimonia) or prosperity, more accurately understood as “human flourishing” or “living well”.

To this day, Aristotle continues to influence the Western concept of personal development, particularly in the areas of human development and positive psychology.

Confucius, representing East Asian tradition, was a Chinese philosopher and politician. He originated an ongoing philosophy that focused on the importance of virtue (kindness and benevolence) and propriety (commonly accepted standards in society) in determining one’s life, as well as shaping a harmonious society.

His philosophy, known as Confucianism, is mainly recognizable for personal and governmental morality, the correctness of social relationships, justice, and honesty. His ideas continue to influence family values, education and management in China and East Asia.

 

Why Is Personal Development Important Today?

Ultimately, personal development allows you to take control of your life and direct it at fulfilling your potential in all aspects of your life.

Faced with the challenges and stresses of modern life, it’s now easier than ever before to fall into the abyss of negative thinking, becoming stuck and discouraged.

Personal development gives you consistent encouragement to confront your daily demands and work steadily on getting the most from your one and only life.

Numerous studies have been done on personal development. In fact, current research has shown that in goal setting, having a balanced life, improving confidence, and making more money, 25% – 62% of people who committed to personal development have attained tangible improvements in their lives.

Furthermore, personal development can be instrumental in helping you:

  • Discover yourself: Although unrealistic, you can exist without fully comprehending who you really are. But you cannot achieve true prosperity and fulfillment without coming to terms with who you really are. Personal development can reveal parts of yourself that you probably do not even know exist.
  • Develop a sense of direction: When you have a plan for what you want to accomplish, your life will develop its own compass, pointing you in the direction that you need to go.
  • Enhance your efficiency and focus: With personal development comes clarity and precision. In other words, you will not struggle through tasks and projects that require your attention. As you progress in your personal development commitment, you will recognize effective ways to prioritize your tasks and projects. And you will be able to identify tasks that will provide sizeable returns on investment using accessible resources.
  • Stay motivated: The easiest way to stay motivated is to have a clear picture of the expected rewards for your actions. Regardless of whether the task at hand is pleasurable or not, you will stay motivated because you know that it will get you closer to your main objectives. As they say, “where there is a will, there’s a way”.
  • Manage stress, adversity, and change: Life is not a straight line, where everything goes according to plan. Instead, it is full of ups and downs, twists and turns. There will be times in your life when you will face challenges and adversity. With personal development, you can prepare yourself for the tough times, whether they come or not.
  • Build fruitful relationships: Your relationships with your family, friends, colleagues, and other individuals can work in two ways. They can either make it easier for you to achieve your dreams or make it difficult for you to get to where you want to be. Through personal development, you can maintain a strategic distance from negative vibes and stick with like-minded people.

 

What Are Common Personal Development Activities?

Personal development covers a multitude of activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, enhance the quality of life, and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations.

Personal development, which takes place over the course of a person’s entire life, may at various times include activities such as:

  • Improving self-awareness and self-knowledge
  • Building or renewing identity and self-esteem
  • Developing strengths or talents
  • Improving existing skills and/or learning new ones
  • Identifying or improving potential
  • Elevating health and wellness
  • Enhancing lifestyle and/or the quality of life 
  • Boosting wealth or social status
  • Employing time management
  • Fulfilling aspirations
  • Improving social relations

 

Is Personal Development For Me?

Personal development is not for everyone though – although I believe it should be.

If you are wondering if personal growth is for you, it probably is, especially if you have taken the time to read this article.  

Personal development is applicable to people in all walks of life. Whether you are a student studying to get a degree, an employee looking to earn a promotion in an organization, or the CEO of a firm looking to create effective business solutions that will put your business on the map, personal development is for you.

Personal development can be for anyone and can be applied to all areas of your life. If you are willing to improve yourself and your life in any way, personal development is for you.

 

Where Do I Begin My Personal Development Journey?

 While many people may think that personal development occurs only when you sit down with a mentor or a life coach to learn something new, that is not necessarily the case. Contrary to popular belief, it does not happen in a day, week, or even a few months.

It is a lifelong process. This implies that you will have to evaluate your skills, talents, and strengths every day, to see if they get you a little closer to your goals in life.

There are a variety of tools, techniques, methods, programs, and assessment systems that support human development at the individual level.

However, every one of us is unique and what works for one person may not work for another. Therefore, I would like to make you aware of several options available to you as you embark on your personal development journey.

If you want to determine “where you stand” in the world of personal development, standard tests are a good way to quickly evaluate your life, attitudes, values, and habits. There are many standard personal development tests available online, as well as self-help workbooks, that can identify your strengths and weaknesses and specific areas where you may need work.

If personal development is totally new to you and you want to increase your general knowledge about the personal development process, you can begin your journey by exploring some of our informative resources. We offer several complimentary tools for beginners, and the high-quality, low-cost report bundles available in our store provide excellent introductions to a variety of personal development topics.

If you would like to quickly experience many of the benefits of personal development, I highly recommend my first book, This Has To Be Cheaper Than Therapy. And if you are an avid reader, like myself, and would like to dive deeper into specific personal development subjects that interest you, I recommend reviewing our recommended reading blog post or visit our bookstore where you can discover some exceptional personal development books.

Using a personal development or life coach is also a good way to start raising your awareness.

We are constantly adding new content regularly to our site, so please bookmark us and visit us again here at Nurture Mind Body And Spirit soon.

Enjoy the ride!

 

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Key Principles of Overcoming Difficulties

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If there’s one thing in life which we must all work hard to overcome, it’s the difficulties that we face in life. Sometimes we have control and sometimes we do not but one thing that we can always do is make our situation/s better.

Easier said than done sure… but you’ll need a little willpower, belief in yourself and a good support system.

Overcoming a difficult situation is not easy by any means but there are certainly ways to do it. You have to be willing to take action and so something about the situation in order to improve it. Nobody has ever sat still and overcome any adversity.

We have to develop personal strength if we are to be resilient and even effective at overcoming difficult circumstances… we must start somewhere.

 

30 Key Tenets of Overcoming Difficulties

If you’ve found yourself crumbling under life’s difficulties, then we have some information for you to help you overcome them.

  1. Realize That Your Difficulties Need to Be Dealt With

Being in denial will only cause you more problems and difficulties. You’ll have to do a lot of catching up if you simply ignore your difficulties. If you want to change a difficult situation then you have to understand that you have a difficult situation.

You’ve taken the first step and now you’re ready to tackle your challenges, but the good thing is you don’t have to do it alone.

You can start by…

  • Setting aside time specifically for working toward improvement/s
  • Asking for help in getting to the root of your difficult situation

Making time for your well-being is crucial. Some people may be able to accomplish things and improve on their own but if you’re too overwhelmed, it’s ok.

Having someone to motivate and hold you accountable can be extremely helpful and valuable. So, don’t be ashamed to ask for help. Most people do!

  1. Ask Yourself Why?

Why is your current situation/s causing difficulty? Is it in or out of your control?

If your situation is in your control

  • You can do something to change it
  • What needs to be done now?

If your situation is out of your control

  • You have to change your perspective and/or accept the situation as is.

If you don’t know why, then you won’t have an answer. There’s always an answer to your difficulties but they may not be ideal.

However, you do have control of your mind and yourself and that’s the most important thing.

  1. Take Care of Yourself

Unfortunately, life throws us a curveball and it may be difficult to deal with. However, in the midst of these difficulties it’s easy to neglect your health and this can be problematic.

You never want to want to get to the point to where you are your last thought.

If you notice something wrong:

  • Get help immediately
  • Make some important lifestyle changes
  • Forget about what’s not important

You are important and although external circumstances can be unbearable, remember that you can overcome anything. Making necessary lifestyle changes and neglecting things that only bring harm to you can and will improve your situation.

  1. Don’t Neglect Your Loved Ones

When you’re going through a storm it’s easy to forget about the well-being of others around because you’re so concerned with yourself. However, you never want to shut out those close to you.

Family and friends are important for comforting you and vice versa. Our support system includes people that bring us comfort and positivity. We can also be the support system for someone else experiencing difficulties.

Although being selfish can be a good thing sometimes, nobody wants to struggle alone.

  1. Be Disciplined

Overcoming difficulties take commitment and discipline. If we lose control in the middle of a chaotic situation, we prolong the pain.

How can we become more disciplined?

  • Decide that you want change and to be happy.
  • Involve others and inform them of your situation so they can hold you accountable.
  • Create a daily routine and stick with it!
  1. Develop Structure

Structure is absolutely necessary and vital to well-being. Just imagine if we had no structure in our society… it would be a disaster! There is a strategy to everything and everything requires a strategy.

With structure we create habits. Good habits allow us to overcome negative situations that we face on a daily basis.

Create the habit of managing your mind and body so you can be equipped to overcome!

  1. Manage Your Stress

Stress comes with difficulty and excessive stress is detrimental to your health and life. If you’re too stressed to manage your life, then you’re in trouble.

Fortunately for you, there are ways to manage stress…

  • Meditate
  • Have good company
  • Eat well
  • Pursue what makes you happy

Difficulty and no leisure/relaxation is dangerous. You need to be able to give your mind and body time to recover in order deal with difficulty in a healthy way.

When you’re burnt out from stress, you’ve got to take care of it immediately.

  1. Leave Your Current Situation

Sometimes you have no choice but to leave your current place/situation. There’s nothing wrong with going somewhere else if where you’re at isn’t working for you.

We are all different and our needs are different.

  1. Quit What You’re Doing

If you’re not happy at a job or you just don’t like your routine… then change it up. Quitting is not always bad if you have no interest in moving forward.

  1. Be Productive

The worst thing to do is to not do anything at all. If you’re somewhat productive at least you’re on your way to where you want to be. Have some type of vision.

  1. Do Something That Gives You A Sense of Fulfillment

We all have a passion of some sort. Fulfillment is found through doing something that makes us feel good. Something important that we can become a part of is satisfying.

  1. Join a Support Group

This may sound unpopular but a group of people which are going through difficulties themselves can be great support for your situation.

You can find one nearly anywhere, whether it be a specific group or even a church.

  1. Get New Friends

You can’t get new family (Although you can choose your company) but you can get new friends. Sometimes you have to let people in your life go.

It’s just a normal part of life. They may be holding you back and causing more headache than necessary. Your health is important.

  1. Work on Becoming a Better Person

We find out who a person really is when faced with difficulty. Often times we are experiencing unnecessary difficulty because our attitudes preventive from overcoming tough situations. You’d be surprised how a different mindset could change everything.

  1. Have a plan

Often times we fail because we have not planned properly. Have an idea of where you’d like to be in life. Even the things out of your control can be better managed with a good plan.

No big business succeeds without a plan.

  1. Don’t Allow Yourself to Get Overwhelmed

There’s nothing wrong with saying no to something. Unnecessary stress and responsibility can contribute to great difficulty in life.

You do what you can and what allows for you to maintain your inner strength as a person. Take it back a notch and start with the essentials.

  1. Don’t Try to Please Others

If your boss requires something of you, then by all means do your best work. However, we often run into people who require too much from us.

Many times, these people are not concerned with our well-being. In this case it’s ok to walk away. If something doesn’t seem right, then you only have to please yourself with the right decisions. You’ll thank yourself later on.

  1. Stick to Your Beliefs

Overcoming difficulty is challenging enough. You know what is right and wrong. Don’t let any circumstance/s or person pull you away from your beliefs (Unless you see a better way to do/think about something).

The only wrong thing is if you don’t feel right about something. Trust yourself!

  1. Decide Who You Want To Be

Often times we are defeated by difficulty because we don’t yet know enough about ourselves. Knowing ourselves is a powerful weapon against adversity.

We become more confident with our situations when we understand what we’re capable of when it comes to personal strength.

  1. Have Purpose in Everything That You Do

Purpose creates personal strength. Purpose prevents us from wasting time. Purpose is crucial to overcoming difficulties in life.

Make the decision to do things with purpose because you owe it to yourself. When you have purpose, you can rest assured that you’re doing the best you can.

  1. Understand That Your Experiences Are Meant to Better You

Nothing we experience is wasted because everything is a learning experience. We will often find that the things we go through are our greatest teacher in life. Without our struggles we lack a personal strength that is developed over time.

Learning is a part of life that we must experience.

  1. Learn

Learning is one of the most powerful things we can do. If you want to overcome something, then learn what you need to do in order to overcome it.

Life’s lessons are incredibly valuable, and you’ll learn things that no book or computer can teach you. Make it a priority to learn through any and all circumstances. You’ll soon see how learning is an amazing resource.

  1. Believe in Yourself

Many people fail at overcoming obstacles in life because they don’t believe in themselves. A lack of belief in oneself is one of the biggest reasons for unhappiness and regret.

The more you believe in yourself is the more confidence and power you’ll receive. If you lack belief, you’ll never overcome anything that gets in your way.

You can accomplish great things if you’d just believe in yourself! Don’t let your mind tell you otherwise.

  1. Watch Your Words

The tongue can be responsible for life and death. Don’t ruin your chances of overcoming all obstacles by speaking negativity.

Speak positive words and you’ll start to believe that what you’re saying is absolutely true. This is an important step if you want to overcome a difficult situation.

Make time daily to speak to your situation and you’ll soon realize that it’s easier to overcome difficulty than you thought.

  1. Remember That Nothing Lasts Forever

Everything comes to an end at some point. Struggles come and go but if you have a good handle on your life and situation/s, you’ll be affected by difficulties less often.

We go through seasons in life, but these situations do not define us by any means. Move along and do what’s important while leaving the past behind you. You’ll help yourself to be mentally better and eliminate unnecessary stress.

  1. Help Someone Who is Worse Off Than You

Helping others who have it worse puts things into perspective. You might think… well my situation may not be as bad as I’ve made it to be.

Now, maybe your situation is bad but helping someone else to get through something is incredibly satisfying. We are all in this together and nobody wants to fight life alone.

Just be someone who can be a role model and a present help in time of need. Isolation is the worst thing we can do to get out of a rut. We see no progression and it makes things much worse.

  1. Be An Example

Sometimes we become selfish when dealing with difficulty because we don’t realize that we all need to be an example to someone else.

A bad situation can cause someone to become bitter and a not so desirable person to be around. Other people see the decisions we make and the things we say.

If you want to become better at handling difficulty, learn to be a good person and things will be less bumpy along the way.

  1. Be Thankful

One of the best things we can do to overcome a difficult mindset is to be thankful. When we show gratitude, we start to have a better outlook on life. We start to see the positive rather than the negative.

When we are thankful, we get an energy that allows us to see the importance in life. To be thankful is one of our greatest gifts in life.

The universe gives back to us when we appreciate our existence and reach out to help others.

You want to show gratitude?

  • Meditate/pray daily
  • Treat yourself and your health with respect
  • Write down the things you’re thankful for

It could most certainly be worse but there’s something positive we can all identify. This

  1. Never Give Up

The last and one of the most important keys to overcoming difficulty is to never… and we mean NEVER…give up!

Don’t succumb to your circumstances because the moment you give up is the moment you surrender your life. Giving up is not an option for anyone as we all have special purposes.

Difficulty is an external problem but as long as you are alive you have the ability to OVERCOME.

  1. Continue to Overcome

The fight doesn’t end when you’ve overcome something. Life throws difficulties at us but we must maintain composure and handle them accordingly. Never let them get out of your control.

 

You Can Overcome Your Difficulties

Difficulties will come and go. They’re a natural part of our existence but we don’t have to let them hold us back in any way. When we lose control of our situations, we lose control of our lives.

Fortunately, there are things we can do to better ourselves and our situations. We may never be able to overcome a tough situation on our own and that is why having people that care near to you. Any support system is a good one as long as it’s positive. Seek help if things get to become too much out of your control.

It’s easy to get discouraged but rather than wallow in our problems, we’d be better served to tackle them strategically. Be smart and take the necessary steps to get yourself back to normal.

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