Because of so many reasons.
Everyone faces hardships and problems in their lives. It’s part of what makes life worth living. I am like you — I too have problems that I must face. Except even with these problems, I feel extremely lucky. I find that for some reason, things always work out in the end. Recently, a lot of things went much differently than I was expecting them to but it all kind of worked out.
But I couldn’t help but ponder. Why? Why does everything seem to work out? There must be reasons. After quite a few long walks, I realized this — The reason things work out for people even in the worst of times is that they refuse to give up. They just won’t accept it when things don’t go their way.
I spent some more time thinking about this phenomenon (if you can call it that) and here is why I think that when there’s a will, there’s a way.
1. You learn new things when you don’t give up
There can be two ways to look at failure. You can either accept that you failed and move on to something new. Or you can and learn from your mistakes and take another shot. Thomas Edison failed a 1000 times before perfecting the light bulb. Here’s what he had to say, “I wouldn’t say I failed a thousand times. The light bulb was just an invention with a 1000 steps.”
2. If you endure long enough, you’ll be the only one left.
Like I said at the beginning, everyone faces problems but if you can last longer than everyone else, you’ll be the only one left to succeed.
If you’re not in a competitive environment, then just staying focused and continuing to work will eventually lead you to success. It’s when you stop and let go that you lose all chances of succeeding at that particular task.
3. You’ll become creative.
When you fail enough times or when things don’t work out after a certain number of attempts, you are left with two options. One is again, giving up and the other is changing something about your approach. You already know what won’t work so now you can come up with something different. If you are determined to succeed, you will find new ways. Honestly, as long as you don’t give up, something will always come along.
I am no expert in psychology and I am clearly not a motivational speaker. Everything I have written in this article comes from personal experience. Most of it seems like common sense but when things go south, these simple things can be really hard to remember and even harder to actually follow with. If you’re going through a tough time, remember this — it’ll all pass. It has to.
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