The best form of growth comes through suffering.
A person who has never experienced any hardships has no clue how to gear up for the worst. Some people face the twists and turns more so than others; it’s natural to feel you’ve been cursed with tribulations.
Success, Happiness, Peace have all evaded me in my own personal experiences. I’ve had to claw and dig through a mountain of pain and ridicule to uncover some semblance of personal achievement.
But I don’t consider my ill-fated experiences as unjust sufferings. I consider myself blessed to have had these trials to face.
And so should you, if you happen to be in a similar situation.
Those who have suffered are the best equipped to carry on unflinching.
It may take you years, or decades, but each time you are knocked to the ground, you’ve gotten right back up. Each time you’ve learned not to repeat your mistakes. The despondency or absence of hope has felt lighter in impact with every passing predicament.
You are stronger for every time you’ve been hurt.
Where once you fell, now you stand firm. Where once you wallowed in despair, now you pound your chest with resilience.
Happiness will come. This is a privilege you will receive at some point down the line. You need not worry here.
Your hardships are the blessings that will get you there.
And when you reach that moment of success, you’ll be standing on the remnants of your previous hardships – They were the steps you needed to touch the sky.
So every time you feel like you’ve been dealt a bad hand, smile and take this hardship into stride; it will make you who are supposed to be.
Remember, Endurance is the art of surviving.