Many people are in pain right now because of the pandemic. Millions are grieving for their departed loved ones. Many lost their jobs. A great number are sick and are fighting for their lives. Even those that may be safe physically and financially may be living in fear. What to do if you are one of these people? While it is okay to not be okay, we can’t stay in this state forever. Sooner or later, we need to learn how to turn pain into success. Here are tips on how to bring out the fighter in you.
1. Feel the Pain
Pain is a necessary component of life. Without pain, you will not be able to fully appreciate and understand what happiness is.You need to let go and allow the negative emotions to flow. Give yourself time to feel the pain. Cry your heart out. It is the only way towards healing.
Bring it, bring the pain, oh yeah. Come on up, bring the pain. Rain is pouring, sky keeps falling, everyday, oh na na na. Bring it, bring the pain.– BTS, On
It is easier said than done, but you need to learn to accept reality. The world is no longer what it used to be. We just woke up one day to a whole new world. Unfortunately, there is no going back to where it was before. We just need to learn to accept that. The sooner we accept his fact, the sooner we can move on with our lives. Our life has been disrupted, bringing us at a crossroads. Whether it is changing careers, changing addresses or whatever it is; now is the time to make life-changing decisions. And it is easier to make a decision if we understand and accept that things now are different.
3. Find Your Why
Once you have learned to accept the situation. It is now time to find your ‘why’. Why do you need to succeed? Why do you need to overcome this obstacle? Your why will be your motivation. It will serve as your fuel or energy to stand up again. Without this reason, it will be difficult to keep on moving forward. It will be easier to give up.
4. Come Up With A Plan
Where do you want to go from here? What are your goals? In order to move forward, you must first figure out your direction. How can you reach your destination without knowing where you want to go in the first place? If you are still unclear about this, start by redesigning your life through a bucket list.
The road ahead is never easy. What differentiate successful people like Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney and BTS from those who are not is their level of persistence and perseverance. The ability to keep on moving forward despite the setbacks and challenges that come their way is what makes them successful.
Even if I fall, I come right up, scream. That’s how we’ve always been. Even if my knees dropped to the ground, as long as they don’t get buried; it won’t matter…Can’t hold me down ’cause you know I’m a fighter.– BTS, On
Yes, you can do it! Believe in Yourself. And some day, you are going to pat yourself in the back and be proud of yourself as you look back to this day. Fighting!
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.– Steve Jobs