When the get tough the tough has to Get Going because if you stay in the same place too long, you may become stuck!! I’m just going to jump right in. I know how we can waddle in self-pity. This gets you know where. The key is to keep going. Find a way to pick yourself up and keep moving in the directions of your dream. Life will through you a curved ball. So when the going gets tough…the tough has to get going.
Let me tell you something, all of us out here in “cyberland” don’t always know what the next step is going to be. But one thing I know for sure is that I will never give up and will always believe in my abilities. That is, I can keep moving in some direction. When you stop, you’re getting nowhere. Become unstoppable, first in your mind and spirit and it will manifest itself in your physical world.
Love yourself right now. Strength comes when you pull yourself together and see yourself as God sees you. Tell yourself everyday that you are smart, creative and that you have joy. Often time we don’t see it, nor do we feel it. I say, fake it till you make it. Eventually, it will come. I know this to be true because I have seen it over and over again in my life and so many others as well.
I do not know much about baseball but, I know when a pitcher keeps throwing a curved ball, the batter learns how to anticipate the type of ball he’s going to throw. He then, being proactive will eventually hit the ball or decide not to hit it. It may or may not go where he wants it to go. Like the batter, make a decide to take some kind of action. I am trying to convey to you that adversities come to make us strong. Someone once said, the measure of a man is not how he handles himself during good times but, how he handle himself during bad times. So, get going with your life. Don’t be afraid when the going gets tough! Fear is just an illusion our mind plays on us. I read somewhere an acronym for FEAR: FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL. If you think about it, this is so, so true. Once you overcome the fear of what people will say if I don’t accomplish this task, the fear then disappears. Then you say, “so what.” At least I had the courage to do it!! So, keep steppin!! When the going get tough….the tough gets going.
You will never know the impact that your struggle have on someone else. Some one may be looking up to you because their situation is far, far worst than yours. Stay strong, stay positive, keep moving and see how things will change for you. Know that things will work out for your good!! As we move forward, we are constantly a work in progress, or we are constantly evolving. Don’t shrink back because when the goings gets tough…..the tough gets going.
Emma S. Grant
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