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How to Fight with Yourself to Deal with Tough Situations?

June 7, 2017 in Careers


We all have tasted times of bitter anguish and in those moments all but envisioned ourselves to emerge stronger. The fact is, life is a series of valleys and peaks. Sometimes you find yourself at the pinnacle tasting success, and the next moment you find yourself torn by the heels of despair.

A look into the lives of the stalwarts of society reveals that all of them have at some point in their life faced rejection, dejection, and have gone broke before they succeeded in their ventures. This just goes to prove that no one is immune to failure.

In life, there will always be situations that are beyond our comprehension and those that will leave us distraught and hazed. It is difficult to see the light of day during such times but persevering in our goal can make a huge difference. As Friedrich Nietzche says, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

While change is inevitable, adapting yourself to the change is the right attitude to help you cope with the stress. Here are ways you can fight your inner demon and emerge victorious in the long run.

Pain is a part of life

The good part about pain is that it makes us alive. Experiencing tough situations makes us aware of our strengths. The next time you feel out and in the dumps remember, it is the pain that has made you who you really are.

Realize you are not alone

It might give you some solace when you realize you are not alone. Somewhere in this big wide world, someone is experiencing the same things as you. Stop victimizing yourself and your situation. Instead, work through and around your situation to find a breakthrough.

Keep your options open

Don’t give up if plan A doesn’t work out as planned. Keep a backup plan B and a plan C if needed. Realize that no matter what happens; you always have a choice in how you react to the situation. If you choose to let the situation affect you, it will. Remember it is all about the law of attraction – you get what you ask.

Objectify the situation

Avoid attaching an emotion to every situation. Very often, we let situations go out of hand because we attach way too many emotions to it. Get rid of the emotional baggage and view the incident as an object. It will help you mold your behavior around the situation.

Focus on your strengths

Take your mind off the stress by concentrating on your strengths. Action creates empowerment and brings possibilities. By taking an active part in the situation, you force yourself to be a conscious creator.

Identify the lesson

Once you overcome the obstacle, it is easier to gather experiences. Every situation provides you with a learning opportunity. Sift through the negative thoughts you overcame to come to a conclusion.

When hard times hit, and the challenges you face are great, you can either let your situation define you, let it destroy you or let it strengthen you. The choice is yours to make.

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