One of the hardest things in life is when you feel like it's hopeless. When something has happened or you did something or said something and you don't feel like there's any way to come back from it. Let me tell you that you can come back. It's going to be ok. Today I'm going to give you a few tools you can use when you reach those hard times in life and don't see a way out.
1. Will this really matter in 5 years?
Ask yourself will this really matter in 5 years or 10 years? No matter how hard it seems, if you ask yourself if it will matter in 5 or 10 years, it will look a lot better. I've been through some tough things. I said, "Will it really matter in 5 years? No...not really. It kinda sucks right now, but in 5 years I'll be ok. It won't be a big deal. It will be a thing of the past and I won't even think about it."
2. Focus on what you can control.
The second tool is to focus on what you can control. Forget about the things that are out of your control. They just going to be something to worry about. Don't worry about them. Focus on what you can control and start moving forward. Start from where you're at today and find your way out.
3. Never ever give up!
The third tool is to never ever give up! Some of the toughest things I've been through in life were followed by some of the best things I've been through in life. If I had given up, I would have never gotten to experience those great things. Never ever give up!
Sometimes life is like a blacksmith and I'm the metal. He's hammering on me and heating me up in the forge. He's beating me into a tool. He's beating me into the weapon that I need to be. He's making me stronger. It's not easy. It hurts sometimes, but life is trying to make you stronger. Like Tony Robbins says, "Life doesn't happen to you, it happens for you".