Five ways to survive your storm

Five ways to survive your storm

Every person wants to have the good life. But, no one wants the not so good parts that life has to offer. It’s easy to give up when life isn’t playing nice. I know. I’ve been there many times. Keep reading if you want to know how to not throw in the towel.

Step 1: Have a little faith.

Without faith, you float through life with no idea how things will turn out. With faith, you can muster energy to try again when that idea fails, when the disconnection of your electricity is imminent, when everyone you thought was with you walked away, etc. With faith, you know God is looking out for you. He will never leave you or forsake you.

Step 2:  Love you.

No one will do it for you. Love you enough to say “No” to every request that comes your way that isn’t about your purpose or your destiny. Take time to invest in you. Read your favorite book. Visit a place you’ve always wanted to but never had the time. If nothing else, get some rest. It will do you good. You deserve it.

Step 3: Friends are for the journey.

Everyone needs a group of friends in their corner. Whoever makes up your support group, cherish them. Life can be tough but if you have cheerleaders in your corner, you can make it through the toughest times. I have girlfriends from 30 years back almost and some as recent as this year that support me. Time is not the best indicator of friendship but 30 years ain’t bad!

Step 4: Know this is not the end.

It may look like this is the only opportunity you will ever have to seize that goal and now it’s gone. But take heart, this is not the end. You have got to know that you are made of tougher stuff and for a purpose. And defeat is not one of them. I once heard a quote that read, “If it is not all right, then it is not the end because in the end, everything is all right. Words of wisdom. Keep living.

Step 5: Think about your life’s goals and purpose.

Doing this step will help you put things into perspective. You have to have a dream and goals to stay focused on the positives in life. Your passion and purpose are what drive you to get up every day. Do not lose them. Pursue them. This does involve work so get up and get to working! Fight for your dreams until they are real. And remember, you deserve it.

Well, there you have it! Five easy ways to help you weather the storm. Remember, it has to rain in order for the grass to grow. Your trials are making you stronger and building your character. Go be great!