5 Reasons To Be Grateful For Struggle

5 Reasons To Be Grateful For Struggle

struggle leads to success

Have you ever asked yourself why you always want more? You want to make yourself better, get that promotion, earn more money, win the lottery, a new car, a bigger house, another pet, to travel more frequently. It’s natural to pine for new things and to aim your sights high.

 

The problem with that, though, is that we often take our eye off the ball and instead of living in the present, we become obsessed with the future and how everything will be better there. You can’t make everything better there without first putting in the work here.

The
struggles that we face now do serve a purpose and while it isn’t something we
enjoy or look forward to, we may be able to find reasons to be grateful for
those struggles. Gratefulness is one of the key principles of happiness, so it
makes sense that this can play such a major role in building a future.

 

  1. It Could Be
    Worse

This
might not sound like a reason to be grateful for struggle, but… do you have
the food you need to survive and a roof to live under? You have the basics down
and while that isn’t enough, for right now it is. Sometimes bringing
yourself back to that thought is enough to remind you that you’ve already
achieved so much in your life and the struggle you are faced with now is
nothing that you haven’t already successfully navigated.

 

  1. You Can See
    Through People

When
you are struggling, you learn who your real friends are. While friends can be a
great shoulder to lean on, sometimes fake friends sneak their way in and
infiltrate your life and happiness. They are the first ones to run for the
hills when things get tough. A real friend can sit by and listen to you cry
about your struggle and ride through it with you. Those fake friends… they
won’t, but that’s fine. You have an automatic cull removing those selfish
people who aren’t in your life for the right reasons. You’ll always remember
who was there for you in your greatest times of need.

 

  1. You Rediscover
    Who You Really Are

You
might wonder how this could possibly be true, but it is. Think about the
darkest days you have ever experienced and now realize that you are still here
and you are still standing. That is just how strong you are. Sometimes life can
be brutal and when it repeatedly knocks you down it can be difficult to get
back up.  

 

Think
about it like this – without rain, you don’t get any flowers. In keeping your
head held high, you learn just how much you are capable of.

 

  1. You Learn To
    Appreciate The Little Things

This
is something that we all struggle with and it might take quite a bit of work
for you to get there. Take time to savor your morning cup of coffee, appreciate
the effort to bring donuts into the office, appreciate how great your hair
looks this morning, and spread love wherever you go. While you appreciate those
little things, you can also start being that little thing in the lives of other
people. Think about how you struggle and an act of kindness can change your day
– now replicate that for others.   

 

  1. Struggle is
    Building You Up

It
might feel like your struggles are trying to tear you down, but really, they
are building you back up. It’s difficult to think of struggles as being a
blessing, but the blessing comes from your response to those struggles. That
you get back up to fight another day. What is the most difficult type of
struggle to cope with? One that you have no control over. You learn to
cope and when you know how to cope, you learn how to succeed.

 

 

 

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