When things get difficult, what do you do?
Do you crawl up into a ball and surrender? Or do you remain calm, face the adversity and push through?
Depending on which one you choose, it can have a long term psychological effect on your daily life.
If you constantly choose to crawl up into a ball, this will constantly train your mind to surrender or give in whenever something becomes difficult. You will not be able to cope with difficult situations because you have trained your mind to not deal with them properly.
On the other hand, if you choose to remain calm, face the adversity and push through, you will train your mind that any difficulty can be overcome. Your mind will get used to difficult situations and will understand what it takes in order to overcome the difficulty.
You can only imagine all the positive benefits the latter of the 2 options will have on one's life.
There is a great Chinese proverb that I came across recently which I believe is great for many of you to keep in mind. The proverb goes like this:
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
This is a great philosophy to keep in mind when you are going through life. This philosophy teaches us that you can not become the best version of yourself without experiencing and overcoming difficulty.
You need challenges and difficulty in your life. If you do not have any of these, you are not truly living and are never going to realise your true potential. You must understand that in this life, you will not be without your difficulties. Once you can accept this, you will automatically start to improve your mindset.
So I want all of you readers to adopt a philosophy like this into your life and your daily thought process.
Embrace difficulty and I will leave you with one last philosophy to keep in mind. As the title of the blog says, “Pressure makes diamonds”.