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Problems are temporary. You'll get through them.

Albert Ellis, one of the fathers of cognitive behavioural therapy, wrote that we are remarkably good at disturbing ourselves – in other words, the way we think can undermine our own resilience.

Many years ago, something came to mind that I've used all my life, with great success. I was going through one of the hardest times of my life, when it dawned on me, that it's not what [i]happens[/i] to us in life; it's what we do with what we have [i]left[/i], that counts.

You'll surely make it through. We always do. It's there for the lesson. What's a shame, is when we are unteachable.

Never give up, and never waste the gift of life. Make it count.
whowasthatmaskedman · 61-69, M
So true.. and its also true that 90% of the things we worry about will never happen.. And lot of those will be things we cannot do anything to avoid.. Its only those we can alter the course of that are worth focusing our efforts on.
LadyGrace · 70-79
[@621893,whowasthatmaskedman] Very true. 👍
A good reader doesn't just read but takes the meaningful words out of a text! I woke up early not happy about something from last night, it's true only we have the power to disturb our selves!
LadyGrace · 70-79
[@30751,RadiantRuby] 👍
Elessar · 26-30, M
[quote]Problems are temporary. [/quote]
But so is life. The real problem is when your problems lasts longer than your life.
LadyGrace · 70-79
[@44863,matt94] When things don't work, try something different. Look outside the box. There's always another way. If not, make one. 😊 As I see it, the real problem is when you [i]allow[/i] things to last longer than your life.
Elessar · 26-30, M
[@417971,LadyGrace] Whenever you do that after a failure, you [i]un-do[/i] only a part of the failure; a part of it remains, hence why we're also said that through failure you learn. However, if you keep failing and failing and failing, eventually it'll take a toll on your perception of happiness, or even your sanity at worst. At least in my (albeit little) experience with it all.
LadyGrace · 70-79
[@44863,matt94] You have a legitimate point, Matt, but I hope you'll also explore some of the greatest minds in history, where you'll also appreciate how they failed and failed, yet never gave up. Some were labeled as "slow and lazy", bound to fail in life. It is amazing. Einstein, Jefferson, all had failure after failure, even Michael Jordan and Walt Disney, yet they persevered until they succeeded. Humans are made with amazing resilience. One [i]never[/i] fails, if they try.
luv2fly352 · 70-79, M
Thank you for sharing this.
LadyGrace · 70-79
[@589821,luv2fly352] You're welcome. 😊
LadyGrace · 70-79
[@335077,TheConstantGardener] Thank you!
StressedNumbness · 22-25, F
Not if they kill you first, but I appreciate your positivity.
LadyGrace · 70-79
[@685998,StressedNumbness] That's an old saying. I subscribe to positive thinking. It works! 😊

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